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Historical Events In April - 24

Thursday, 19 May 2022

1961  General de Gaulle of France order a blockade of Algeria on April - 24.  

1961  JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs on April - 24.  

1961  Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters in a game this day, becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two different occasions on this day in history.  

1961  The Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised on this day in history.  

1961  Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72 on April - 24.  

1962  MIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time CA to MA on this day in history.  

1962  On April - 24 the first Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested  

1962  On this day in history mIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time: CA to MA  

1963  On this day in history bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics retired from the NBA.  

1965  Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1967  Frank Overton actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history vladimir Komarov cosmonaut is first to die in space, aboard Soyuz 1  

1967  On this day in history frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48  

1968  Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC on April - 24.  

1968  Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62 on April - 24.  

1969  Paul McCartney says their is no truth to the rumours he is dead on April - 24.  

1970  China becomes the 5th nation to launch a satellite into orbit on April - 24.  

1970  On this day in history china PR launches its first satellite transmitting song "East is Red"  

1970  Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth on this day in history.  

1971  Soyuz 10 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

1974  Bud Abbott dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history nFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers  

1974  On this day in history bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78  

1975  On April - 24 william Hartnell, actor (Jackpot, This Sporting Life), dies at 67  

1976  On this day in history mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85  

1977  C Kowal discovers asteroid #2063 Bacchus on April - 24.  

1979  John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1980  US miltary operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die on this day in history.  

1980  On April - 24 alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75  

1981  Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history iBM-PC introduced  

1982  C Torres discovers asteroid #3361 Orpheus on this day in history.  

1985  In Luzon, Philippine Islands a 6.1 earthquake resulted in Six people killed, 11 injured and damage and landslides in Benguet Province on April - 24.  

1985  On April - 24 israel begins the third stage of its troop removal from Lebanon  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1533  On April - 24 birth of william I of Orange (d. 1584)  

1538  On this day in history birth of gugliemo Gonzaga, composer  

1581  Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660) was born on April - 24.  

1594  On April - 24 birth of benedikt Lechler, composer  

1620  On April - 24 birth of john Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography  

1660  Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1670  On April - 24 birth of christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer  

1706  On April - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Martini, composer  

Famous Deaths In April - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0624  On this day in history death of mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury  

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

0729  Egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89 on April - 24.  

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

1185  Death of Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns on April - 24.  

1338  On this day in history death of marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291)  

1530  Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies on this day in history.  

1617  On this day in history death of carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered  

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