What Happened on May 24, 1981

Historical Events

  • Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona, Spain

Sports History

Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser crosses finish line ahead of Mario Andretti; Unser disqualified for pit lane infraction, later reinstated for his 3rd race victory

Famous Deaths

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

About May 24, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: Stand And Deliver - Adam & The Ants