Historical Events on May 24th, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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32nd Cannes Film Festival: "Apocalypse Now" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and "Die Biechtrommel" directed by Volker Schlondorff jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

  • Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR