Video: '1992 World Series - Toronto Blue Jays vs Atlanta Braves' (Game 6 at 2:12)
(Saturday, October 24, 1992) — The Toronto Blue Jays won the 1992 World Series today, beating the Atlanta Braves 2-1 in eleven innings at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, in the sixth and deciding game.
It was the Blue Jay’s first World Series title, and the first time a team based outside the United States won the World Series.
(Wednesday, October 24, 1962) — The Manchurian Candidate, a Cold War political thriller about the son of a prominent, right-wing political family who has been brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy, opened in the U.S. today.
Directed by John Frankenheimer, the film starred Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, James Gregory and Leslie Parrish.
(Tuesday October 24, 1972, 7:10 a.m. EDT) — Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement by breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947, died today of a heart attack in Stamford, Connecticut, at age 53.