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 This day in History - May 31
430 Historic Events for May 31
1980

"Love Stinks" by J Geils Band peaks at #38

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1981

Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

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1982

"Best Little Whorehouse in Tx" opens at Eugene O'Neill NYC for 63 perf

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1982

Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

Death
1983

37th NBA Championship: Phila 76ers sweep LA Lakers in 4 games

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1984

Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) v England, ODI cricket record

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1984

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1984

57th National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling luge

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1985

New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000

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1985

41 tornadoes hit Northeast US, killing 88

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1985

Guatemala adopts constitution

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1985

Tornados in Penn, Ohio, NY and Canada kill 88 and injured more than 1,000

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1987

Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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1987

Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska

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1987

Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 3

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1987

Dorothy Patrick, actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies

Death
1989

"Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)

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1989

C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies

Death
1989

Speaker of House Jim Wright resigns

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1989

Terry Drinkwater, CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer

Death
1989

1st International Rock Awards

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1989

Charles A Hufnagel, doc (artificial heart valve pioneer), dies at 72

Death
1989

1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards

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1990

Liberty Irene Kasem, daughter of Casey and Jean Kasam

Birth
1990

63rd National Spelling Bee: Amy Marie Dimak wins spelling fibranne

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