On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 2015

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 68th Cannes Film Festival: "Dheepan" directed by Jacques Audiard wins the Palme d'Or
  • Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 3:05:56.5286 (259.653 km/h)
  • IPL Cricket Final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs; Lendl Simmons top scores, 68 (45)
  • Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, French Lick Resort: Defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland wins by 4 strokes from Mexican Esteban Toledo

Famous Weddings

  • Actress and model Michelle Keegan (28) weds TV presenter Mark Wright (28) at Hengrave Hall estate in Suffolk

Famous Deaths

  • Tanith Lee, British Science-fiction author (The Flat-Earth Cycle), dies of cancer at 67