What Happened on May 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Wash DC)
  • In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world's best wines.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandro Cortini, Italian musician
  • Bob Maesen, Belgian flatwater canoer
  • Catherine Cox, Australian netballer

Famous Deaths

  • Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
  • Melle J Oldeboerrigter ("Melle"), painter/cartoonist, dies at 65