What Happened on May 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Glasgow Rangers of Scotland win 12th European Cup Winner's Cup against Dynamo Moscow 3-2 of the Soviet Union 3-2 in Barcelona
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Bautista, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer
  • Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Vienna Aus, tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA)
  • Tito Paul, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Viktor Ujcik, Jihlava CZE, hockey (Team Czech Rep)

Famous Deaths

  • Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
  • Gavin Muir, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), dies at 64
  • Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (b. 1915)