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Historical Events In August - 24

Monday, 01 March 2021

1943  On August - 24 phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game  

1943  On this day in history ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies  

1944  On this day in history gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris  

1945  On August - 24 cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12  

1948  The birth of Jean Michel Jarre, French 'electronic music' musician on August - 24.  

1949  On August - 24 north Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established  

1949  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect on this day in history.  

1950  On August - 24 operation Magic Carpet-45,000 Yemenite Jews move to Israel  

1950  On this day in history 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson  

1950  On August - 24 ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63  

1951  On August - 24 bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night," Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on  

1954  On this day in history communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism  

1954  International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China on August - 24.  

1954  Getulio D Vargas, pres/dictator Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71 on August - 24.  

1956  On this day in history the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC  

1956  1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC on this day in history.  

1957  On August - 24 the birth of Stephen Fry, British writer and comedian  

1957  On August - 24 british soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea  

1957  On August - 24 albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71  

1958  On this day in history fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open  

1958  On this day in history john G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65  

1959  On this day in history hiram L Fong sworn in as first Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as first Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)  

1959  England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history -127 F (-88ø C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)  

1960  60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil on August - 24.  

1960  -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record) on this day in history.  

1961  Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...) on August - 24.  

1962  Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1963  John Pennel is first to pole-vault 17' on this day in history.  

1964  On August - 24 maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73  

1966  On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon  

1967  Liberian flag designed on this day in history.  

1967  Mobs from China repeatedly attack British positions along 27km Hong Kong border and are driven off with tear gas on this day in history.  

1967  Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65 on August - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy was born on this day in history.  

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on August - 24.  

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on August - 24.  

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on August - 24.  

1358  On August - 24 birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1420  On this day in history birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on August - 24.  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.  

1217  On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

1313  On August - 24 henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  

1371  On this day in history death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on this day in history.  

1542  On this day in history death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

1572  Death of Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.  

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