What Happened on August 24


Historical Events

1542 – Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
1833 – HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
1978 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1992 – Diplomatic relations are established between the People’s Republic of China and South Korea.
1992 – Screw magazine superimposed a gunsight over a picture of Larry Flint
2017 – Largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US – $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot

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Famous Birthdays

1872 – Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist, writer and parodist (Saturday Review), born in London (d. 1956)
1947 – Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian racing cyclist, born in Eeklo, East Flanders, Belgium
1947 – Anne Archer, American actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games), born in Los Angeles, California
1953 – John Cowan, American rock, progressive bluegrass session and touring bass player, and vocalist (New Grass Revival, 1974-89; Doobie Bothers, 1993-95), born in Minerva, Ohio
1957 – Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California [some sources give year as 1955]
1977 – Per Gade, Danish footballer, born in Nibe, Denmark

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Famous Deaths

1680 – Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter and etcher, buried
1977 – Soewarsih Djojopoespito, Indonesian writer (Toe the Line), dies at 65
1985 – Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Zanoni), educator, and music theorist (Creative Harmony), dies at 78
1991 – Mike Sokoll, Hungarian-American cowboy actor, dies at 97
1999 – Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian-French classical guitarist and composer, dies at 70
2006 – Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)

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