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Historical Events In April - 24

Sunday, 16 January 2022

1944  1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump" on April - 24.  

1945  A new commissioner of baseball was named. He was Albert B.’ Happy’ Chandler on April - 24.  

1945  On April - 24 albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner  

1945  Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history 11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, & McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame  

1948  On April - 24 joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84  

1949  On this day in history dick Powell starred in " Richard Diamond, Private Detective" on NBC radio.  

1949  3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman & Kiss Me Kate win on this day in history.  

1950  On April - 24 "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances  

1951  Canadian troops defend Kapyong Valley in Korea against two-day Chinese attack; suffer 10 dead, 23 wounded on this day in history.  

1951  On April - 24 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open  

1952  First shipment of oil from Alberta arrives in Ontario by pipeline and lake freighter, and they still do not like the price on this day in history.  

1952  Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the " Gruen Guild Playhouse" in an episode titled, " The Tiger" on April - 24.  

1952  On this day in history hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57  

1953  On this day in history british PM Winston Churchill knighted by the Queen  

1953  Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on this day in history.  

1954  " Billboard" magazine, the music industry trade publication, headlined a change to come about in the music biz. The headline read, "Teenagers Demand Music with a Beat -- Spur Rhythm and Blues" . Within a year, R&B music by both black and white artists caught the public’ s fancy on this day in history.  

1954  The first American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina on this day in history.  

1954  On April - 24 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina  

1955  On April - 24 " X-Minus One", a show for science fiction fans, was first heard on NBC radio this day.  

1955  Conference of Bandung against colonialism/for self determination, ends on this day in history.  

1955  Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1956  AL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game on this day in history.  

1956  Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72 on April - 24.  

1957  Asteroid #3648 discovered on April - 24.  

1957  On this day in history chic Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning  

1957  Andries CD de Graeff, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1926-31), dies at 84 on April - 24.  

1958  Lee Walls hits 3 HRS, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2 on April - 24.  

1959  On this day in history "Your Hit Parade" ended after a nine-year run on television and many more years on radio. The show debuted in  

1959  On this day in history neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)  

1959  Jef van Hoof, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1960  In Southern Iran a 6.0 earthquake resulted in 420 killed, 3,000 injured, and $20 million property damage at Kourdeh and Lar on this day in history.  

1960  14th Tony Awards: Miracle Worker & Fiorello! win on April - 24.  

1960  On this day in history john P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1533  William I of Orange (d. 1584) was born on April - 24.  

1538  On April - 24 birth of gugliemo Gonzaga, composer  

1581  On this day in history birth of vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)  

1594  On April - 24 birth of benedikt Lechler, composer  

1620  John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography was born on April - 24.  

1660  Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1670  Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer was born on April - 24.  

1706  Giovanni Battista Martini, composer was born on April - 24.  

Famous Deaths In April - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0624  Death of Mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

0709  On April - 24 wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76  

0729  Egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89 on this day in history.  

1077  Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies on April - 24.  

1185  On April - 24 death of antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns  

1338  Death of Marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291) on this day in history.  

1530  On April - 24 jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies  

1617  Death of Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered on April - 24.  

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