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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  

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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 this day in history.  

1538  On April - 24 birth of gugliemo Gonzaga, composer  

1581  On April - 24 birth of vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)  

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  Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury on April - 24.  

0709  On this day in history wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76  

0729  On April - 24 egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89  

1077  On April - 24 geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies  

1185  On this day in history death of antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns  

1338  On April - 24 death of marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291)  

1530  On this day in history 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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