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Historical Events In April - 24

Thursday, 06 May 2021

1961  On this day in history general de Gaulle of France order a blockade of Algeria  

1961  On April - 24 jFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs  

1961  On April - 24 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  On April - 24 the Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised  

1961  On April - 24 lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72  

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

1962  The first Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested on this day in history.  

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

1963  On April - 24 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  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 April - 24.  

1970  On this day in history gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth  

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

1974  On April - 24 bud Abbott dies at 78  

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

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  On this day in history 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  On April - 24 alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75  

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

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  Israel begins the third stage of its troop removal from Lebanon on April - 24.  

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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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of john Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography  

1660  Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver was born on April - 24.  

1670  Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer was born on this day in history.  

1706  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Martini, composer  

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Famous Deaths In April - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0624  Death of Mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

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  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  Death of Marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291) on this day in history.  

1530  On this day in history jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies  

1617  Death of Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered on April - 24.  

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