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Historical Events In April - 24

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1961  On April - 24 general de Gaulle of France order a blockade of Algeria  

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

1961  On this day in history 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.  

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 April - 24.  

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

1962  MIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time: CA to MA on April - 24.  

1963  Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics retired from the NBA on this day in history.  

1965  Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86 on April - 24.  

1967  On April - 24 frank Overton actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48  

1967  Vladimir Komarov cosmonaut is first to die in space, aboard Soyuz 1 on this day in history.  

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

1968  On this day in history leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC  

1968  On this day in history norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62  

1969  Paul McCartney says their is no truth to the rumours he is dead on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history china becomes the 5th nation to launch a satellite into orbit  

1970  China PR launches its first satellite transmitting song "East is Red" on this day in history.  

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

1971  On April - 24 soyuz 10 returns to Earth  

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

1974  NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers on April - 24.  

1974  Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1975  William Hartnell, actor (Jackpot, This Sporting Life), dies at 67 on April - 24.  

1976  On April - 24 mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85  

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

1979  On April - 24 john Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72  

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

1980  Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1981  On April - 24 bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey  

1981  On April - 24 iBM-PC introduced  

1982  On this day in history c Torres discovers asteroid #3361 Orpheus  

1985  In Luzon, Philippine Islands a 6.1 earthquake resulted in Six people killed, 11 injured and damage and landslides in Benguet Province on this day in history.  

1985  Israel begins the third stage of its troop removal from Lebanon on this day in history.  

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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  John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography was born on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history birth of cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver  

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

1706  Giovanni Battista Martini, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 April - 24 wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76  

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

1077  Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies on this day in history.  

1185  On April - 24 death of antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns  

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  Death of Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered on this day in history.  

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