Historical Events In August - 24
Saturday, 30 September 2023
1968 On this day in history france became world's 5th thermonuclear power
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 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 August - 24.
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 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 August - 24.
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 August - 24 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 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 STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather on this day in history.
1985 On August - 24 paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
1987 On this day in history announcement of possible Martian tornadoes
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 Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti on August - 24.
1989 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling on August - 24.
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 Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party on August - 24.
1991 Ukraine declares independence from the USSR on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history 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 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 August - 24 jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23