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Historical Events For May - 24

Thursday, 30 March 2017

1961  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1963  On May - 24 the first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely  

1963  On May - 24 elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack  

1964  18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan  

1964  Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on May - 24.  

1964  On May - 24 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win  


1965  Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional on this day in history.  

1966  "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances on this day in history.  

1968  On May - 24 haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days  

1968  On May - 24 mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession  

1968  President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1969  Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader  

1969  Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

1970  On this day in history peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult  

1971  A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on May - 24.  

1972  Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona on this day in history.  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on May - 24.  

1972  Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1974  On May - 24 dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV  

1974  Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on this day in history.  

1975  On May - 24 dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's  

1975  Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on May - 24.  

1976  On this day in history muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title  

1976  The first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC) on May - 24.  

1976  Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on May - 24.  

1977  On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns  

1978  Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

1544  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  


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