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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 19 April 2014

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

1979  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

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

1980  On this day in history "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  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  On this day in history hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain  

1981  George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

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

1985  On this day in history cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die  

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

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

1986  Reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 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 this day in history aC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona  

1989  French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history nHL's New York Rangers fire general manager & coach Phil Esposito  

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 this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

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

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

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

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

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

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  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48