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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

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

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 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  On this day in history the Brooklyn Bridge, linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic  

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

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

1986  Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl on this day in history.  

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

1986  On this day in history reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours  

1986  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89  

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

1988  On May - 24 james "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87  

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

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

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  On May - 24 herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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