Historical Events In January - 24
Saturday, 04 July 2020
1952 Vincent Massey 1887-1967 sworn in as Governor General; first Canadian-born; serves from February 28, 1952 to September 15, 1959 on this day in history.
1952 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks on this day in history.
1953 [Karl R] Gerd von Rundstedt, gen-field marshal (Normandy), dies at 77 on this day in history.
1954 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
1957 Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies on January - 24.
1958 After warming to 100,000,000 degrees, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion on this day in history.
1959 On January - 24 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 perfs
1960 Algeria uprises against French President De Gaulle on January - 24.
1960 John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66 on January - 24.
1961 On this day in history the birth of Nastassja Kinski, German actress
1961 On this day in history edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC
1961 On January - 24 willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
1962 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
1962 On January - 24 jackie Robinson is first Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 On this day in history tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62
1963 On this day in history buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champ
1964 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect &states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
1964 On January - 24 cBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
1964 Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Joseph Schildkraut Presents), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1965 British statesman Winston Churchill dies in London at age 90 on this day in history.
1965 On January - 24 winston Churchill, PM of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90
1967 On this day in history howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49
1969 Queen Juliana appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa on this day in history.
1969 On January - 24 spanish General Franco announces state of emergency
1969 On this day in history pauline Hall, composer, dies at 78
1970 On January - 24 3rd ABA All-Star Game West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
1970 On this day in history james "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
1971 On this day in history panarctic Oils caps a natural gas well on King Christian Island,NWT that had burned out of control for 3 months
1972 On January - 24 jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74
1973 On this day in history canada joins the International Commission for Control and Supervision in Vietnam for 60-day period; ICCS a truce-observance commission; with Hungary, Poland, Indonesia.
1973 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame on January - 24.