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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1972

Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59

Death
1972

Christian Ruud, Oslo Norway, tennis star (1989 Norwegian)

Birth
1972

Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 v Australia

Event
1973

Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79

Death
1973

Barret Oliver, actor (Never Ending Story, Secret Garden)

Birth
1973

Andrew Brunette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)

Birth
1973

Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76

Death
1973

Garry Sobers scores 26th and last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's

Event
1973

John Adams and his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleve Stadium

Event
1974

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

Event
1974

Tony McCombs, linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1974

Archie Amerson, CFL running back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

Birth
1975

Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup

Event
1975

SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0

Event
1975

Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens

Event
1975

Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

Event
1975

Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69

Death
1975

Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing

Event
1976

Soyuz 21 returns to Earth

Event
1976

Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76

Death
1976

Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)

Birth
1976

Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV)

Birth
1978

Melissa McElroy, Houston Tx, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)

Birth
1978

USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event
1978

Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66

Death