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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 29 November 2014

1979  On May - 24 billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar  

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

1979  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

1980  Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2 on May - 24.  

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  George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83 on May - 24.  

1983  Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria on this day in history.  

1983  Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students on May - 24.  

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

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

1985  Cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die on this day in history.  

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

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  Gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76 on May - 24.  

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

1987  On May - 24 al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500  

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

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

1988  Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

1988  John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute on May - 24.  

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

1989  On May - 24 weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack  

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 May - 24.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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

1650  On May - 24 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 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  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

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 May - 24.  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.