Historical Events In August - 24
Monday, 10 May 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 this day in history.
1968 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies on this day in history.
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 August - 24.
1972 On August - 24 carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
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 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 On August - 24 uN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps
1981 Mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon on this day in history.
1981 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder on this day in history.
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 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64 on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history 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 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history voyager 2 flies past Neptune
1990 Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City on August - 24.
1991 Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party on this day in history.
1991 Ukraine declares independence from the USSR on August - 24.
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 August - 24 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