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 This day in History - May 24
434 Historic Events for May 24
1976

Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62

Death
1976

1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Wash DC)

Event
1976

Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1977

USSR President Podgorny resigns

Event
1978

Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect

Event
1978

Jade Winter, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1979

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1979

Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar

Event
1979

Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies

Death
1979

Tracy McGrady, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)

Birth
1980

Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 2

Event
1980

Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages

Event
1980

"Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56

Event
1980

Billy L Sullivan, LI NY, actor (Will Pacino-Something So Right)

Birth
1981

Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

Event
1981

Shelby Lyons, Oswego NY, pairs skater (and Wells-1995 Midwest champ)

Birth
1981

George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83

Death
1981

Al Unser wins, loses, and wins a controversial Indy 500

Event
1981

Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain

Event
1981

Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Captive Heart), dies at 84

Death
1981

Jaime Rold¬Ęs Aguilera, President of Ecuador, dies in air crash

Death
1982

? Samane, S Afr, son of Christine, heaviest baby (22 lbs 8 oz/10.2 kg)

Birth
1983

Supreme Court rules govt can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students

Event
1983

Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria

Event
1984

"Wiz" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances

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