What Happened on May 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

27th Cannes Film Festival: "The Conversation" directed by Francis Ford Coppola wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

  • Dean Martin Show last airs on NBC-TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Ace Custis, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Marcus Coleman, free safety (NY Jets)
  • Maria Alejandra Vento, Venezuelan tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz), born in Caracas
  • Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player
  • Natalie Neaton, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington