Historical Events In April - 24
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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 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 April - 24.
1961 The Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised on April - 24.
1961 Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72 on April - 24.
1962 On this day in history mIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time CA to MA
1962 On this day in history the first Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested
1962 MIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time: CA to MA on this day in history.
1963 Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics retired from the NBA on April - 24.
1965 Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1967 On April - 24 frank Overton actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
1967 On April - 24 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 this day in history.
1968 On this day in history norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62
1969 On this day in history paul McCartney says their is no truth to the rumours he is dead
1970 On this day in history china becomes the 5th nation to launch a satellite into orbit
1970 On April - 24 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 On this day in history soyuz 10 returns to Earth
1974 Bud Abbott dies at 78 on this day in history.
1974 On April - 24 nFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
1974 Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1975 On April - 24 william Hartnell, actor (Jackpot, This Sporting Life), dies at 67
1976 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85 on April - 24.
1977 C Kowal discovers asteroid #2063 Bacchus on this day in history.
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 April - 24.
1980 Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75 on April - 24.
1981 On this day in history bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
1981 On April - 24 iBM-PC introduced
1982 C Torres discovers asteroid #3361 Orpheus on April - 24.
1985 On this day in history in Luzon, Philippine Islands a 6.1 earthquake resulted in Six people killed, 11 injured and damage and landslides in Benguet Province
1985 On this day in history israel begins the third stage of its troop removal from Lebanon