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Historical Events In April - 24

Monday, 08 March 2021

1944  On this day in history 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"  

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

1945  On this day in history 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  11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, & McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame on this day in history.  

1948  Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84 on April - 24.  

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

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

1950  On this day in history "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances  

1951  On April - 24 canadian troops defend Kapyong Valley in Korea against two-day Chinese attack; suffer 10 dead, 23 wounded.  

1951  Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open on this day in history.  

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 April - 24 hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57  

1953  British PM Winston Churchill knighted by the Queen on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II  

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 April - 24.  

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

1954  1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina on this day in history.  

1955  On this day in history " 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 April - 24.  

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 April - 24.  

1956  On this day in history albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72  

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 this day in history.  

1958  Lee Walls hits 3 HRS, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2 on this day in history.  

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  Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier) on this day in history.  

1959  Jef van Hoof, composer, dies at 72 on April - 24.  

1960  On April - 24 in Southern Iran a 6.0 earthquake resulted in 420 killed, 3,000 injured, and $20 million property damage at Kourdeh and Lar.  

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  On April - 24 birth of william I of Orange (d. 1584)  

1538  Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer was born on April - 24.  

1581  Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1594  Benedikt Lechler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1620  On April - 24 birth of john Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography  

1660  On this day in history birth of cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver  

1670  On April - 24 birth of christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer  

1706  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Martini, composer  

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Famous Deaths In April - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0624  On this day in history death of mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury  

0709  Wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76 on April - 24.  

0729  On this day in history egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89  

1077  Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies on this day in history.  

1185  Death of Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns on this day in history.  

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

1530  Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies on this day in history.  

1617  Death of Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered on this day in history.  

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