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 This day in History - July 24
413 Historic Events for July 24
1979

Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

Event
1980

Peter Sellers, actor (Pink Panther, Mouse that Roared), dies at 54

Death
1981

Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran

Event
1982

KHJ (LA) and KFRC (SF) become 2nd and 3rd stereo AM stations

Event
1982

"Best Little Whorehouse in Tx" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 perfs

Event
1982

Anna Paquin, oscar winning actress (Piano)

Birth
1983

Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America

Event
1983

Pine Tar Game: Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)

Event
1983

Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France

Event
1983

Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event
1983

"Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

Event
1983

21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1)

Event
1984

Steve Ballesteros wins British Open

Event
1985

Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai

Event
1986

Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87

Death
1986

Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies

Death
1986

SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage

Event
1987

Mara Wilson, actress (Mrs Doubtfire)

Birth
1987

IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released

Event
1987

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

Event
1988

US and Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Event
1988

43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann

Event
1989

Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies

Death
1989

Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America

Event
1990

Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54

Death