Historical Events In January - 24
Sunday, 15 December 2019
1973 Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies on this day in history.
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 On January - 24 5 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid
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 Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51 on January - 24.
1980 On this day in history 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
1981 Kim Hughes scores 213 vs India at Adelaide on January - 24.
1983 On January - 24 hulk Hogan pins the Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
1983 On this day in history 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.
1983 George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83 on January - 24.
1984 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 on January - 24.
1984 On January - 24 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 this day in history.
1985 On January - 24 penny Harrington is sworn in as the first woman police chief of a major American city (Portland, OR).
1985 The space shuttle 'Discovery' is launched on its first military mission on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history 43rd Golden Globes Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win
1986 South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president on this day in history.
1986 The NASA space probe Voyager Two passes within 50,679 miles of Uranus on January - 24.
1986 Voyager 2 makes first fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history gordon MacRae, singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
1987 On January - 24 61st Australian Women's Tennis H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76)
1988 On this day in history australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
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 January - 24.
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 January - 24.
1989 The first reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex on January - 24.
1989 On this day in history ted Bundy, serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42