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THE SAY HEY KID

On May 24, 1951: Willie Mays is called up to play with the New York Giants (then a baseball team). He continued to play for the team after it moved to San Francisco in 1958, and ended his career playing for the New York Mets. Mays retired with 660 home runs.

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THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS’ FIRST STANLEY CUP

On May 24, 1980: The New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers thanks to Bob Nystrom’s overtime goal, finishing 4-2 in the series and earning the team’s first championship. Bryan Trottier was named playoff MVP.

 

PRISCILLA PRESLEY

On May 24, 1945: Priscilla Presley was born in Brooklyn as Priscilla Wagner. Although she is most known for being Elvis Presley’s ex-wife, she was a successful businesswoman and actress. She also served as the chairwoman of the board of Elvis Presley’s Enterprises from 1982 to 1998.

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