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Historical Events For May - 24

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

1979  Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

1979  On this day in history jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies  

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

1980  Iran rejects a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history stanley Cup New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2  

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

1981  On this day in history bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indianapolis 500  

1981  Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain on May - 24.  

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

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1983  On this day in history fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria  

1983  Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students on this day in history.  

1983  On May - 24 the Brooklyn Bridge, linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic  

1985  On this day in history "View to a Kill" premieres in US  

1985  Cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die on May - 24.  

1986  On this day in history country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl  

1986  Margaret Thatcher becomes first British PM to visit Israel on this day in history.  

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

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

1986  On this day in history gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76  

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

1987  Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500 on May - 24.  

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  Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe on May - 24.  

1988  Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history james "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87  

1988  John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute on this day in history.  

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

1989  AC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona on May - 24.  

1989  On May - 24 french war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice  

1989  NHL's New York Rangers fire general manager & coach Phil Esposito on this day in history.  

1989  Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack on May - 24.  

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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on May - 24.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1671  On May - 24 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 May - 24 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  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

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 May - 24.  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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

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