Historical Events In August - 24
Thursday, 09 December 2021
1968 France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on this day in history.
1968 France becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific on August - 24.
1968 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies on August - 24.
1970 On August - 24 bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
1972 On this day in history gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
1972 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59 on August - 24.
1973 On August - 24 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 On August - 24 michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
1978 On August - 24 louis Prima, singer, dies at 66
1979 UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon
1981 On this day in history mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder
1981 Mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison on August - 24.
1982 On this day in history jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies
1983 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64 on August - 24.
1985 STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather on August - 24.
1985 On this day in history paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
1987 On this day in history announcement of possible Martian tornadoes
1987 On this day in history bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77
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 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling on this day in history.
1989 Voyager 2 flies past Neptune on August - 24.
1990 Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City on this day in history.
1991 On August - 24 gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
1991 Ukraine declares independence from the USSR on this day in history.
1991 Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99 on August - 24.
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