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