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 This day in History - April 24
388 Historic Events for April 24
1977

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament

Event
1978

Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game

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1979

John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72

Death
1979

Rhodesian bishop Muzorewa wins general election

Event
1980

Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75

Death
1980

US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die

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1981

Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey

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1981

IBM-PC computer introduced

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1981

US ends grain embargo against USSR

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1981

San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record

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1982

Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies

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1982

150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

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1982

Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin

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1983

Austrian socialist party loses parliamentary election

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1983

Hollis Stacy wins LPGA SandH Golf Classic

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1983

"Show Boat" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 73 performances

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1984

Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot

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1985

Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80

Death
1985

Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"

Event
1986

Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies

Death
1986

Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, (Edward abdicated for her), dies at 89

Death
1987

Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza NYC

Event
1988

Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic

Event
1988

Michael Tylo, son of US actor/actress Michael Tylo/Deborah Hunter

Birth
1988

E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (S African fast bowler in 1930's), dies

Death