On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Mir, American UFC fighter and professional wrestler, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Tracy McGrady, American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors), born in Bartow, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies