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Historical Events In April - 24

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

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

1952  On this day in history raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the " Gruen Guild Playhouse" in an episode titled, " The Tiger"  

1952  On this day in history 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 April - 24 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 this day in history.  

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

1954  On April - 24 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  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  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 April - 24.  

1957  On April - 24 asteroid #3648 discovered  

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  "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 April - 24.  

1959  On this day in history jef van Hoof, composer, dies at 72  

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 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 April - 24.  

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

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

1594  Benedikt Lechler, composer was born on April - 24.  

1620  On this day in history birth of john Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography  

1660  On April - 24 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  Death of Mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

0709  Wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76 on this day in history.  

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

1077  On this day in history geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies  

1185  On April - 24 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 this day in history.  

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