This Day in History :: 24 May
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24 May 1996 : Matthew Eappen: Boston, Massachusetts -- Baby murdered by nanny Louise Woodward
24 May 1981 : Shelby Lyons: Oswego, New York -- Pairs skater (with Wells - 1995 Midwest Champ)
24 May 1980 : Billy L Sullivan: Long Island, New York -- Actor (Will Pacino-Something So Right)
24 May 1979 : Tracy McGrady: NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
24 May 1978 : Jade Winter: Australian swimmer (1996 Olympics)
24 May 1975 : Katie King: Ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics - 1998)
24 May 1974 : Ace Custis: NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
24 May 1974 : Marcus Coleman: Free safety (NY Jets)
24 May 1974 : Maria Alejandra Vento: Caracas, Venezuela -- Tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz)
24 May 1974 : Natalie Neaton: Royal Oak, Michigan -- Soccer forward (1996 Olympics)

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24 May 1997 : Edward Mulhare: Actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74
24 May 1996 : Alexander Langsdorf: Physicist, dies at 83
24 May 1996 : Harry Campion: Statistician, dies at 91
24 May 1996 : Jack McCarthy: Kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81
24 May 1996 : Jacob R Druckman: Composer, dies at 67
24 May 1996 : John Abbott: British actor (Lady Jane, Quest), dies at 90
24 May 1996 : Joseph Mitchell: Writer, dies at 87
24 May 1995 : Harold Wilson: British Prime Minister (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79
24 May 1995 : Mike Pyne: Jazz Pianist, dies at 54
24 May 1994 : Jean-Pierre E Plooij: Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48

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24 May 1998 : Indianapolis 500 race
24 May 1998 : Wins J C Penney LPGA Skins Game
24 May 1997 : Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan
24 May 1997 : STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands
24 May 1997 : Telstar-5 Proton Launch, Successful
24 May 1996 : "Spy Hard, " starring Leslie Nielsen is released
24 May 1994 : Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash
24 May 1993 : Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war
24 May 1993 : Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
24 May 1993 : Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers and 5 citizens in Turkey

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