What Happened on May 24, 1976

Historical Events

  • 1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington, D.C.)
  • 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

Boxing Title Fight

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandro Cortini, Italian rock musician (Nine Inch Nails), born in Bologna, Italy
  • Bob Maesen, Belgian flatwater canoer, born in Neerpelt, Pelt, Belgium
  • Catherine Cox, Australian netballer, born in Whangarei, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Henk [Hendrik Johannes] Lankhorst, Dutch politician (PSP), dies at 62
  • Melle Oldeboerrigter, Dutch painter and cartoonist, dies at 65
1976 Highlights

About May 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Hangover - Diana Ross
  • UK #1 Song: Fernando - Abba