Historical Events In August - 24
Friday, 21 January 2022
1968 On this day in history france became world's 5th thermonuclear power
1968 France becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific on this day in history.
1968 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies on this day in history.
1970 Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison on this day in history.
1972 On August - 24 gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
1972 On this day in history carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
1973 On this day in history billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76
1975 Royal Commission in Australia finds women in public service work in poor conditions and are underpaid and had limited promotion prospect on August - 24.
1975 On this day in history charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
1976 On August - 24 soyuz 21 returns to Earth
1976 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1978 Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66 on this day in history.
1979 UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps on this day in history.
1981 Mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon on this day in history.
1981 On August - 24 mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder
1981 On this day in history mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison.
1982 On August - 24 jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies
1983 On August - 24 jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64
1985 On this day in history sTS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather
1985 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78 on August - 24.
1987 On August - 24 announcement of possible Martian tornadoes
1987 Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1988 On August - 24 leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
1989 On this day in history cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
1989 On August - 24 pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
1989 On this day in history voyager 2 flies past Neptune
1990 On August - 24 iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City
1991 On August - 24 gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
1991 On August - 24 ukraine declares independence from the USSR
1991 On August - 24 abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99
1992 Hurricane Andrew hits the Florida coast, killing 20 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage on this day in history.
1992 On August - 24 andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
1993 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101 on this day in history.
1994 On August - 24 jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23