Tue, May 23, 2017 | 08:10

Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2017. There are 222 days left in the year.

1978 — American League approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15 million

1978 — General strike in Peru

1979 — Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy

1979 — West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president

1980 — ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

1981 — Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage

1981 — NASA launches Intelsat V

1982 — BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina

1982 — Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic

1982 — Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles

1982 — Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders divine

1983 — Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afgh?nist?n Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed
from the air

1984 — Anderlecht wins 13th UEFA Cup at London

1984 — Detroit Tigers win American League record tying 16th straight road game

1986 — US & West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa