Historical Events For May - 24
Friday, 23 June 2017
1979 On May - 24 billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
1979 On May - 24 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies on May - 24.
1980 "Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56 on this day in history.
1980 Iran rejects a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages on May - 24.
1980 On May - 24 stanley Cup New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
1980 Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2 on May - 24.
1981 On May - 24 bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indianapolis 500
1981 Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain on May - 24.
1981 On this day in history george Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83
1983 On this day in history fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria
1983 Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students on May - 24.
1983 The Brooklyn Bridge, linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic on May - 24.
1985 On May - 24 "View to a Kill" premieres in US
1985 Cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die on May - 24.
1986 Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl on May - 24.
1986 Margaret Thatcher becomes first British PM to visit Israel on this day in history.
1986 On May - 24 reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours
1986 On May - 24 stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1
1986 On this day in history gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
1986 On this day in history stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1
1987 On this day in history al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500
1987 On May - 24 hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89
1988 On May - 24 john Moschitta set record for fast talking 586 words per minute
1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe on May - 24.
1988 Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history james "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87
1988 John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute on May - 24.
1989 On this day in history "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade" premieres
1989 AC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona on May - 24.
1989 On this day in history french war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
1989 NHL's New York Rangers fire general manager & coach Phil Esposito on this day in history.
1989 On May - 24 weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack
1989 Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72 on May - 24.