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

  • Jack Warner [Waters], British actor (Dixon of Dock Green, Christmas Carol), dies from pneumonia at 85