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Historical Events For May - 24

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

1979  Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar on May - 24.  

1979  On May - 24 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

1979  Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies on May - 24.  

1980  "Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56 on May - 24.  

1980  On May - 24 iran rejects a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages  

1980  Stanley Cup New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2 on this day in history.  

1980  On May - 24 stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2  

1981  Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indianapolis 500 on May - 24.  

1981  On May - 24 hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain  

1981  On May - 24 george Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83  

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1983  Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria on May - 24.  

1983  On this day in history supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students  

1983  The Brooklyn Bridge, linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic on this day in history.  

1985  On May - 24 "View to a Kill" premieres in US  

1985  On May - 24 cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die  

1986  Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl on May - 24.  

1986  Margaret Thatcher becomes first British PM to visit Israel on May - 24.  

1986  Reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours on May - 24.  

1986  On May - 24 stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1  

1986  On May - 24 gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76  

1986  Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1 on this day in history.  

1987  Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500 on this day in history.  

1987  Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89 on May - 24.  

1988  On this day in history john Moschitta set record for fast talking 586 words per minute  

1988  On this day in history porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe  

1988  On May - 24 power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals  

1988  James "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history john Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute  

1989  On this day in history "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade" premieres  

1989  On May - 24 aC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona  

1989  On this day in history french war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice  

1989  NHL's New York Rangers fire general manager & coach Phil Esposito on May - 24.  

1989  Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack on this day in history.  

1989  Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72 on May - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

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

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

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

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

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

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

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

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  

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