Historical Events In August - 24
Monday, 20 May 2019
1968 On this day in history france became world's 5th thermonuclear power
1968 On this day in history france becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
1968 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history 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 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76 on August - 24.
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 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76 on August - 24.
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 August - 24.
1981 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder on this day in history.
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 Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies on this day in history.
1983 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64 on August - 24.
1985 On this day in history sTS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather
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 On this day in history bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77
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 On this day in history pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
1989 On this day in history voyager 2 flies past Neptune
1990 On August - 24 iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City
1991 On August - 24 gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
1991 On this day in history ukraine declares independence from the USSR
1991 Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99 on August - 24.
1992 On this day in history hurricane Andrew hits the Florida coast, killing 20 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage.
1992 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74 on August - 24.
1993 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101 on this day in history.
1994 Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23 on this day in history.