Historical Events In April - 24
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
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 this day in history.
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 Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1949 Dick Powell starred in " Richard Diamond, Private Detective" on NBC radio on April - 24.
1949 On April - 24 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman & Kiss Me Kate win
1950 "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history 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 April - 24.
1952 Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the " Gruen Guild Playhouse" in an episode titled, " The Tiger" on this day in history.
1952 Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57 on April - 24.
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 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 this day in history.
1954 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina on this day in history.
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 April - 24.
1955 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79 on April - 24.
1956 On April - 24 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 On this day in history andries CD de Graeff, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1926-31), dies at 84
1958 On this day in history lee Walls hits 3 HRS, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
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 On April - 24 jef van Hoof, composer, dies at 72
1960 On this day in history in Southern Iran a 6.0 earthquake resulted in 420 killed, 3,000 injured, and $20 million property damage at Kourdeh and Lar.
1960 On April - 24 14th Tony Awards: Miracle Worker & Fiorello! win
1960 On this day in history john P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84