Historical Events In April - 24
Monday, 28 September 2020
1944 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump" on this day in history.
1945 A new commissioner of baseball was named. He was Albert B.’ Happy’ Chandler on April - 24.
1945 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner on this day in history.
1945 Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47 on April - 24.
1946 On April - 24 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 Dick Powell starred in " Richard Diamond, Private Detective" on NBC radio on this day in history.
1949 On April - 24 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman & Kiss Me Kate win
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 April - 24.
1952 On April - 24 first shipment of oil from Alberta arrives in Ontario by pipeline and lake freighter, and they still do not like the price
1952 Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the " Gruen Guild Playhouse" in an episode titled, " The Tiger" on April - 24.
1952 Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1953 British PM Winston Churchill knighted by the Queen on this day in history.
1953 Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on April - 24.
1954 On April - 24 " 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.
1954 The first American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina on April - 24.
1954 On this day in history 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
1955 On this day in history " X-Minus One", a show for science fiction fans, was first heard on NBC radio this day.
1955 On April - 24 conference of Bandung against colonialism/for self determination, ends
1955 On April - 24 alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79
1956 On this day in history aL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
1956 Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1957 Asteroid #3648 discovered on this day in history.
1957 On April - 24 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 this day in history.
1959 "Your Hit Parade" ended after a nine-year run on television and many more years on radio. The show debuted in on this day in history.
1959 Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1960 On this day in history john P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84