Historical Events In January - 24
Saturday, 17 August 2019
1973 On this day in history alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
1975 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England on January - 24.
1975 Larry Fine, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1976 On January - 24 george Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
1977 5 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid on this day in history.
1978 A nuclear-powered Soviet satellite disintegrates as it falls into the atmosphere, spreading radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada on January - 24.
1978 On January - 24 a Russian satellite accidently crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory
1978 Nuclear-powered USSR satellite Cosmos 954 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrates over the Northwest Territories, scattering radioactive debris over the barrens east of Great Slave Lake; Canadian Armed Forces launches operation to recover debris; USSR later pays Canada $3 million under a UN treaty covering costs of cleanup on this day in history.
1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on January - 24.
1979 On this day in history jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
1980 North of Livermore Valley, California s 5.9, earthquake injured 44 people and caused and estimated $11.5 million in property damage (of which, $10 million damage occurred at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory at Livermore on January - 24.
1981 Kim Hughes scores 213 vs India at Adelaide on January - 24.
1983 Hulk Hogan pins the Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title on January - 24.
1983 Oaxaca, Mexico a 7.0 earthquake occured. Damage in the Juchitan area and slight damage in the Mexico City area. Felt strongly in southeastern Mexico on January - 24.
1983 George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83 on January - 24.
1984 On January - 24 aBC network agrees to pay $386 million for US TV rights to the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics; a record sum to that date; CTV will handle the Canadian feed.
1984 On this day in history apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal computer
1984 On January - 24 apple unveils its Macintosh personal computer, the first with a graphical interface
1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched on January - 24.
1985 Penny Harrington is sworn in as the first woman police chief of a major American city (Portland, OR) on January - 24.
1985 The space shuttle 'Discovery' is launched on its first military mission on January - 24.
1986 On January - 24 43rd Golden Globes Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win
1986 On this day in history south Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
1986 The NASA space probe Voyager Two passes within 50,679 miles of Uranus on this day in history.
1986 Voyager 2 makes first fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons on this day in history.
1986 Gordon MacRae, singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64 on this day in history.
1987 61st Australian Women's Tennis H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76) on this day in history.
1988 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup on this day in history.
1988 On January - 24 ben Johnson named the Associated Press (AP) male athlete of the year, the first Canadian track athlete so honoured
1988 First WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins on this day in history.
1988 On January - 24 charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
1989 Serial killer Ted Bundy is put to death in Florida's electric chair on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history the first reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
1989 On this day in history ted Bundy, serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42