Historical Events In April - 24
Sunday, 16 January 2022
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 April - 24.
1945 On April - 24 albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner
1945 Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47 on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history 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 Canadian troops defend Kapyong Valley in Korea against two-day Chinese attack; suffer 10 dead, 23 wounded on this day in history.
1951 On April - 24 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
1952 First shipment of oil from Alberta arrives in Ontario by pipeline and lake freighter, and they still do not like the price on this day in history.
1952 Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the " Gruen Guild Playhouse" in an episode titled, " The Tiger" on April - 24.
1952 On this day in history hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
1953 On this day in history british PM Winston Churchill knighted by the Queen
1953 Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on this day in history.
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 The first American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina on this day in history.
1954 On April - 24 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
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 this day in history.
1955 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1956 AL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game on this day in history.
1956 Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72 on April - 24.
1957 Asteroid #3648 discovered on April - 24.
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 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 On this day in history neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
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 April - 24.
1960 On this day in history john P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84