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24/5/2015Steven Gerrard scores against Stoke City in his 710th and final appearance with Liverpool but his team suffers the worst defeat for 52 years with 6-1 at the Britannia Stadium
24/5/2015Anagennisi Thrakomakedones FC, coached by Nick Meletis, wins the first place in the Pro Juniors category (8-9 years old) of the Hellenic Union of Futsal Clubs Championship 2014-2015 with 15 wins in as many matches and 96 goals. Another eight matches were played in the 1st Group earlier in the year, which the team won all, scoring 60 goals, reaching a total of 23 wins in 23 matches with 156 goals during the season 2014-2015.
24/5/2014Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 (Ramos 90+3, Bale 110, Marcelo 118, Ronaldo 120 / Godin 35) in extra time and win the Champions League title. It is their 10th European Cup and Carlo Ancelotti, who one year ago (25/6/2013) replaced Jose Murinho, becomes only the second manager to win the European Cup three times after Bob Paisley’s Liverpool triumphs in 1977, 1978 and 1981. Ronaldo reaches 17 goals in Champions League, a record for one season, and he becomes the first player in the competition’s 59-year history to score for two different winning sides in open play in the final, having scored for Manchester United when they won the 2008 European Cup.
24/5/2014Almost one and a half month after the gold medal at the «6th Iliadis Cup», the EOS Acharnon judoka Elizabeth Teltsidou with four wins in as many matches in the -63 kg category wins the gold medal in the European U21 Cup played in Coruna, Spain. Teltsidou defeated Bar Farina (Israel), Ángel López Aguilera (Spain), Rebecca Brouningker (Germany), and Lucy Rensal from Great Britain at the final.
24/5/2005Mihalis Koussis, one of the best Greek long distance runers, dies from a heart attack at the age of 52 in Thessaloniki while jogging. During his career he won the gold medal in the Mediterranean Games marathon in Split in 1979 while during the same year he won the gold medal in the Balkan Games of Athens. He has also been the Greek marathon champion twice (1984, 1985)
24/5/200149 year-old former Real Sociedad and Barcelona goalkeeper in the 80s Javier Urruticoechea (''Urruti'') dies in a car accident
24/5/2000Real Madrid win their 8th european title by defeating Valencia 3-0 at the Champions League ''spanish'' final
24/5/1999Juergen Klinsmann's farewell game. All-Stars face Stuttgart at Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium. Many football celebrities attend (Gullit, Voeller, Koeller, Beckenbauer, Vogts, etc)
24/5/1998Panathinaikos win their first Greek championship in 14 years by defeating PAOK 68-58 in the playoffs. After this game PAOK star Predrag Stojakovic moves to the Sacramento Kings becoming the first ''Greek'' to play in NBA
24/5/1992First victory of Olympiacos over PAOK (2-1) at Toumba Stadium in 22 years
24/5/1990Milan win their 4th European Champions Cup by defeating Benfica 1-0
24/5/1964One of football worst tragedies occurs in an Olympic qualifying match between Peru and Argentina when the referee disallowed a peruvian goal. 300 people get killed in the ensuing riot (650 injured)
24/5/1947“Carousel”, the musical played since 19/4/1945 at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre, closes after 890 performances. Its creators are the song writers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, creators also of the musicals “Oklahoma”, “The King and I”, “The Sound of Music”, etc. From “Carousel”, the song “You Will Never Walk Alone” will be chosen and performed by Liverpool supporters in the early 60s every matchday, a tradition, which will be spread to other clubs as well. The rock and roll group “Gerry and the Pacemakers” from Liverpool, managed by Brian Epstein of Beatles, will record it in 1963.
24/5/1930Amy Johnson becomes the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia. Flying her "Jason" Gipsy Moth, she left Croydon, south of London, on 5/5, and lands in Darwin, Australia after flying 11,000 miles. In July 1932, she will set a solo record for the flight from London to Cape Town, South Africa in a Puss Moth, breaking Jim Mollison’s, her husband's, record.
24/5/190331-year-old Marcel Renault, co-founder of the automaker Renault, dies as a result of an accident during the Paris-Madrid race. Half the cars crashed, at least eight people were killed and many more were injured. As a result, the race will called off the first night in Bordeaux.
24/5/1878C.A.Parker from Harvard wins the first american cycling tour at Boston's Beacon Park
24/5/1844Samuel Morse, inventor of the Morse Code, officially presents his invention, the telegraph, by sending his famous words "What hath God wrought" from the B&O's Baltimore station to the Capitol Building along the wire. In May 1845 the Magnetic Telegraph Company will be formed in order to radiate telegraph lines from New York City towards Philadelphia, Boston, Buffalo, New York and the Mississippi. The Morse telegraphic apparatus will officially adopted as the standard for European telegraphy in 1851.


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