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 This day in History - October 24
362 Historic Events for October 24
1978

Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto

Event
1978

NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders

Event
1979

Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy

Event
1979

Amanda Aardsma, Miss Colorado Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1979

Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc

Event
1980

Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30

Death
1980

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1980

Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar

Event
1980

John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK

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1980

Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

Event
1981

Deborah Baltzell, actress (Karen-I'm a Big Girl Now), dies at 25

Death
1982

12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14

Event
1982

13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

Event
1982

James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58

Death
1982

"Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 perfs

Event
1983

Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35

Death
1984

Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66

Death
1984

Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85

Death
1984

11 members of Colombo crime family arrested

Event
1984

Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed

Event
1984

Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Event
1986

Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement

Event
1986

Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria

Event
1987

NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike

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1987

Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate

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