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Historical Events For May - 24

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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

1979  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on May - 24.  

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

1980  On this day in history "Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56  

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

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

1981  Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

1986  On this day in history margaret Thatcher becomes first British PM to visit Israel  

1986  On May - 24 reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours  

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

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

1986  On this day in history stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1  

1987  On this day in history al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500  

1987  Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

1988  On May - 24 john Moschitta set record for fast talking 586 words per minute  

1988  Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe on this day in history.  

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  On May - 24 john Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute  

1989  "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade" premieres on May - 24.  

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

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

1989  On May - 24 nHL's New York Rangers fire general manager & coach Phil Esposito  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

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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  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

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

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

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