Historical Events In April - 24
Monday, 21 September 2020
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 On April - 24 the Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised
1961 Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72 on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history mIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time CA to MA
1962 The first Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested on April - 24.
1962 On April - 24 mIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time: CA to MA
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 Frank Overton actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48 on this day in history.
1967 Vladimir Komarov cosmonaut is first to die in space, aboard Soyuz 1 on this day in history.
1967 Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48 on April - 24.
1968 Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC on this day in history.
1968 On April - 24 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 On April - 24 gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth
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 April - 24 bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
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 April - 24.
1979 John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1980 On April - 24 uS miltary operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
1980 On this day in history 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 April - 24.
1981 On this day in history iBM-PC introduced
1982 On this day in history c Torres discovers asteroid #3361 Orpheus
1985 On April - 24 in Luzon, Philippine Islands a 6.1 earthquake resulted in Six people killed, 11 injured and damage and landslides in Benguet Province
1985 Israel begins the third stage of its troop removal from Lebanon on April - 24.