What Happened on May 24, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indy 500
  • Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain
  • Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • Marketa Janska, Czech model and Playboy Playmate
  • Shelby Lyons, pairs skater (& Wells-1995 Midwest champ), born in Oswego, New York

Famous Deaths

  • George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83
  • Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Captive Heart), dies at 84