Historical Events In January - 24
Saturday, 17 August 2019
1952 On January - 24 vincent Massey 1887-1967 sworn in as Governor General; first Canadian-born; serves from February 28, 1952 to September 15, 1959.
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 January - 24.
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 On this day in history daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies
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 January - 24.
1959 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 perfs on January - 24.
1960 On this day in history algeria uprises against French President De Gaulle
1960 On this day in history john Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
1961 The birth of Nastassja Kinski, German actress on this day in history.
1961 Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC on January - 24.
1961 On January - 24 willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
1962 On this day in history 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
1962 On this day in history brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
1962 Jackie Robinson is first Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame on this day in history.
1962 Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1963 Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champ on January - 24.
1964 On this day in history 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect &states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
1964 On this day in history martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
1964 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million on January - 24.
1964 Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Joseph Schildkraut Presents), dies at 68 on January - 24.
1965 On January - 24 british statesman Winston Churchill dies in London at age 90.
1965 Winston Churchill, PM of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1967 Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49 on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history queen Juliana appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa
1969 On this day in history spanish General Franco announces state of emergency
1969 Pauline Hall, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1970 3rd ABA All-Star Game West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history james "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
1971 Panarctic Oils caps a natural gas well on King Christian Island,NWT that had burned out of control for 3 months on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74
1973 Canada joins the International Commission for Control and Supervision in Vietnam for 60-day period; ICCS a truce-observance commission; with Hungary, Poland, Indonesia on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame