May 24 in History
1873May 24, 1873:
“Le roi l'a dit”, an opera by French composer, Leo Delibes opens in Paris.
1895May 24, 1895:
British actor Henry Irving becomes the first stage actor to be knighted.
1948May 24, 1948:
British pianist and composer, Benjamin Britten premieres “Beggar's Opera" in Cambridge.
1966May 24, 1966:
The musical by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee titled "Mame" makes its Broadway debut at the Winter Garden Theatre.
1968May 24, 1968:
English rock and roll group, The Rolling Stones drops their timeless anthem titled “Jumpin' Jack Flash”.
1969May 24, 1969:
The American band, The Archies drops a single titled "Sugar, Sugar".
1974May 24, 1974:
The final episode of the hit television variety-comedy series, "The Dean Martin Show" is broadcasted on NBC-Television.
1984May 24, 1984:
The Super Soul Musical, "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" runs on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
2006May 24, 2006:
Taylor Hicks becomes the winner of the 6th season of the talent reality series called “American Idol”.