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On This Day

July 24

Cousins Day

Tequila Day

1904 Henri Cornet wins the 2nd running of Tour de France

1950 Bummer rocket is the inaugural launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

1963 The Bluenose II sets sail from Nova Scotia

1965 The Beach Boys release the song California Girls

1967 The film Double Trouble premieres starring Elvis Presley

1969 Muhammad Ali is convicted for not going to war

1974 Death Wish starring Charles Bronson opens in movie theatres

1975 Space Shuttle Apollo 18 lands the Pacific Ocean

1976 Hall and Oates release the single She’s Gone

1978 Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band opens in theatres

1983 The Pine Tar Incident George Brett of the Royals losses home run in game vs Yankees

1987 La Bamba a film about Ritchie Valens opens in theatres

1996 The film A Time to Kill hit theaters directed by Joel Schumacher starring Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Charles S. Dutton,

2005 After winning 7 Tour de France races in a row Lance Armstrong retires

Happy Birthday

1941 Ed "Honest Ed" Mirvish Toronto Businessman ran Honest ED's department Store, & Mirvish Productions & Royal Alexandra Theatre

1941 Dizzy Gillespie born Rudy Collins Blues master

1946 Gallagher comedian

1949 Michael Richard actor in the TV Seinfeld

1952 Gus Van Sant film director Drugstore Cowboy, Good Will Hunting

1963 Karl “The Mail Man” Malone NBA great

1964 Barry Bonds controversial MLB player

1969 Jennifer Lopez pop star actress Godess

1975 Torrie Wilson model wrestling manager

1987 Zack Sabre Jr. Pro Wrestler for NJPW

1998 Bindi Irwin Wildlife Warrior

We Remember

1980 Peter Sellers actor


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