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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1943  Phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game on this day in history.  

1943  Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1944  Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris on this day in history.  

1945  Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history north Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect  

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

1950  1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson on August - 24.  

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

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

1954  On August - 24 communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism  

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

1954  On August - 24 getulio D Vargas, pres/dictator Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71  

1956  On August - 24 the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC  

1956  On August - 24 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC  

1957  On this day in history the birth of Stephen Fry, British writer and comedian  

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

1957  Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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 August - 24 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  On August - 24 england complete 5-0 series drubbing of India  

1960  On August - 24 -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  On August - 24 -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)  

1961  On this day in history former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...)  

1962  On August - 24 henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74  

1963  On August - 24 john Pennel is first to pole-vault 17'  

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  On August - 24 liberian flag designed  

1967  Mobs from China repeatedly attack British positions along 27km Hong Kong border and are driven off with tear gas on August - 24.  

1967  On this day in history amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on this day in history.  

1198  On August - 24 birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  On this day in history birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on this day in history.  

1393  On August - 24 birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on this day in history.  

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on August - 24.  

Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On this day in history death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  On this day in history magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on August - 24.  

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on this day in history.  

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

1540  On August - 24 death of girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)  

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 this day in history.  

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