On this Day: May 24

The Usner family and the Glasgow Rangers star in our feature on remarkable sporting events that created history on May 24.

1981-1992 – The Unser racing legacy
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May 24 is certainly a day to remember for the Unser family. In 1981, Bobby raced to his third Indy 500 victory from pole position, edging Mario Andretti.

In 1987, it was Bobby’s younger brother Al Unser Senior’s turn for glory on May 24th, winning his fourth Indy 500.

Finally, Al Senior’s son, aptly named Al Junior, notched him his maiden win at the 1992 event on the same day. Needless to say, the Unser’s are the only family to have achieved this unique feat.

1972 – Glasgow victorious in Spain
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Glasgow Rangers’ win in the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup is considered to be the greatest in their history.

The epic final was played against Dynamo Moscow at the famous Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.

It was a rather one-sided affair, with Ranger scoring three unanswered goals, including a brace from forward Willie Johnston. The Soviet outfit got two goals back later in the second half, but it was too little too late.

Following the final whistle, the pitch invasion by thousands of delirious fans meant the trophy ceremony had to take place inside.

Sporting Birthdays:

1942: Dr Ali Bacher, South African cricketer
1966: Eric Cantona, French footballer
1975: Yannia Goumas, Greek footballer
1978: Jade Winter, Australian swimmer
1990: Joey Logano, American racecar driver

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