Historical Events In May - 24
Friday, 03 July 2020
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on this day in history.
1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.
1961 U S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade on May - 24.
1962 M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit on May - 24.
1963 The first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely on May - 24.
1963 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on May - 24.
1964 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win on this day in history.
1964 On May - 24 beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan
1964 On May - 24 panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
1964 On this day in history 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win
1965 On this day in history supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional
1966 On this day in history "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances
1968 Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days on May - 24.
1968 On this day in history mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession
1968 On this day in history president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse
1968 The Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated on May - 24.
1968 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on this day in history.
1969 The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on this day in history.
1969 On May - 24 mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
1970 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
1972 On May - 24 glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona
1972 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 On May - 24 asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1974 Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on May - 24.
1974 Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on this day in history.
1975 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on May - 24.
1975 Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on May - 24.
1976 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 24.
1976 On May - 24 the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)
1976 On this day in history henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1977 On May - 24 uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 On May - 24 dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect