Historical Events In August - 24
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
1968 France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on August - 24.
1968 On this day in history france becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
1968 On August - 24 cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
1970 On August - 24 bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
1972 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame on this day in history.
1972 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59 on August - 24.
1973 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76 on this day in history.
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 Soyuz 21 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1976 On August - 24 michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
1978 On August - 24 louis Prima, singer, dies at 66
1979 On this day in history uN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps
1981 On this day in history 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 Mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison on this day in history.
1982 On August - 24 jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies
1983 On this day in history 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 On this day in history paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
1987 Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes on August - 24.
1987 Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77 on August - 24.
1988 Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49 on August - 24.
1989 On this day in history cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
1989 On this day in history pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
1989 Voyager 2 flies past Neptune on this day in history.
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 Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99 on this day in history.
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 this day in history andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
1993 On this day in history professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101
1994 On this day in history jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23