Historical Events In May - 24
Monday, 23 April 2018
1961 On this day in history 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS
1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history u S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade
1962 M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history the first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
1963 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win
1964 Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan on May - 24.
1964 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on this day in history.
1964 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win on May - 24.
1965 On this day in history supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional
1966 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances on May - 24.
1968 On May - 24 haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days
1968 On this day in history mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession
1968 On this day in history president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse
1968 On this day in history the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated
1968 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1969 On May - 24 beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
1969 The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on May - 24.
1969 On May - 24 mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
1970 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on May - 24.
1971 A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on May - 24.
1972 On this day in history glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
1972 Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on May - 24.
1974 Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on May - 24.
1974 On this day in history duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75
1975 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on May - 24.
1975 Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on May - 24.
1976 On May - 24 muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1976 On May - 24 the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)
1976 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1977 On May - 24 uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.