Historical Events In August - 24
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
1968 France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on August - 24.
1968 On August - 24 france becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
1968 On this day in history cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
1970 Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison on August - 24.
1972 On August - 24 gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
1972 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1975 Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69 on August - 24.
1976 Soyuz 21 returns to Earth on August - 24.
1976 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history louis Prima, singer, dies at 66
1979 On this day in history uN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps
1981 On August - 24 mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon
1981 On August - 24 mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder
1981 On August - 24 mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison.
1982 Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies on this day in history.
1983 On August - 24 jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64
1985 STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather on August - 24.
1985 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history 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 Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti on August - 24.
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 Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
1991 Ukraine declares independence from the USSR on this day in history.
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 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74 on August - 24.
1993 On this day in history professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101
1994 On August - 24 jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23