Historical Events In August - 24
Friday, 14 August 2020
1968 On August - 24 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 On August - 24 cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
1970 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1973 On this day in history billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76
1975 On August - 24 royal Commission in Australia finds women in public service work in poor conditions and are underpaid and had limited promotion prospect
1975 Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1976 On August - 24 soyuz 21 returns to Earth
1976 On this day in history michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
1978 Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66 on this day in history.
1979 UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps on August - 24.
1981 Mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon on August - 24.
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 this day in history.
1985 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78 on August - 24.
1987 Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes on this day in history.
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 August - 24 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 On August - 24 voyager 2 flies past Neptune
1990 On this day in history 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 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 Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23 on this day in history.