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On April 24 in history ..

  • 0858 - Nicolaas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
  • 1061 - Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country'll be destroyed
  • 1185 - Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet
  • 1288 - Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
  • 1311 - Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
  • 1364 - Pope Urbabus V names John V van Virneburg as bishop of Utrecht
  • 1524 - Duke of Bourbon drives admiral Bonnivet out of Milan
  • 1547 - Battle of Mühlberg: Emperor Karel V vs ruler Johan F the Brave
  • 1558 - Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince François
  • 1570 - Battles between Spanish troops & followers of sultan Suleiman
  • 1596 - Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
  • 1704 - "Boston News-Letter," 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
  • 1762 - Russia & Prussia signs peace treaty
  • 1792 - "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
  • 1800 - Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation
  • 1801 - 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"
  • 1823 - Eugène Scribes "Le Menteur Véridique," premieres in Paris
  • 1833 - Jacob Evert & George Dulty patent soda fountain
  • 1833 - Patent granted for 1st soda fountain
  • 1854 - Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"
  • 1863 - Skirmish at Okolona/Birmingham, Mississippi (Grierson's Raid)
  • 1865 - Fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF)
  • 1867 - Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
  • 1871 - Opera "Aida" is produced (Cairo)
  • 1872 - Volcano Vesuvius erupts
  • 1877 - Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)
  • 1877 - Russia declares war on Turkey through Romania
  • 1880 - Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
  • 1883 - 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair
  • 1884 - National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)
  • 1888 - Eastman Kodak forms
  • 1891 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"
  • 1894 - French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
  • 1894 - Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
  • 1895 - Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat
  • 1897 - 1st reporter, William Price (Wash Star), assigned to White House
  • 1898 - Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
  • 1898 - US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines
  • 1899 - Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid
  • 1900 - Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer
  • 1901 - 1st AL game, Chic beats Cleve Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out
  • 1905 - 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 & 28)
  • 1905 - Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • 1908 - Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m
  • 1909 - Harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds
  • 1910 - German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • 1915 - German army fires chloroform gas in Ieper
  • 1915 - Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day)
  • 1915 - Pitts' Frank Allen no-hits St Louis (Federal League), 2-0
  • 1916 - Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins
  • 1917 - Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
  • 1920 - British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)
  • 1920 - Polish troops attack Ukraine
  • 1921 - 1st municipal elections for men & women in Belgium
  • 1923 - Colonel Jacob Schick patents Schick shavers
  • 1923 - General harbor strike begins in NYC
  • 1925 - 88°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April
  • 1928 - Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented
  • 1929 - 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • 1929 - Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
  • 1932 - German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)
  • 1933 - 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • 1938 - Lindenheuvel soccer team forms
  • 1941 - British army begins evacuation of Greece
  • 1941 - Dutch Prince Bernhard becomes an RAF pilot
  • 1942 - Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
  • 1944 - 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"
  • 1944 - RAF bombs Munich
  • 1944 - United Negro College Fund incorporates
  • 1945 - Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner
  • 1945 - Delegates of 46 countries gather in SF (to discuss UN)
  • 1946 - 11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, & McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame
  • 1949 - 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman & Kiss Me Kate win
  • 1950 - "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 1950 - Independent republic of South Molukkas declared
  • 1950 - Pres Truman denies there are communists in US govt
  • 1951 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
  • 1953 - Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1954 - 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
  • 1954 - Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
  • 1954 - WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 - Conference of Bandung against colonialism/for self determination, ends
  • 1955 - Gaullists lose elections in France
  • 1955 - KFDM TV channel 6 in Beaumont, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 - KMAU (now KGMV) TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 - AL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
  • 1957 - Chic Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
  • 1958 - Lee Walls hits 3 HRS, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
  • 1959 - Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
  • 1959 - WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 - 14th Tony Awards: Miracle Worker & Fiorello! win
  • 1960 - Heavy earthquake strikes South Persia, 500 killed
  • 1960 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
  • 1960 - Record 4 grand slams hit today
  • 1961 - JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
  • 1961 - Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised
  • 1962 - 1st Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested
  • 1962 - MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA
  • 1962 - Sandy Koufax's 2nd 18-strikeout game
  • 1963 - 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 1963 - English princess Alexandra marries sir Angus Ogilvy
  • 1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1965 - "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 perfs
  • 1965 - Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
  • 1965 - NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
  • 1966 - Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
  • 1966 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
  • 1967 - 21st NBA Championship: Phila 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
  • 1968 - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas
  • 1968 - Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
  • 1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1969 - Gen Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded
  • 1969 - Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians
  • 1969 - Paul McCartney says their is no truth to rumors he is dead
  • 1969 - US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
  • 1970 - China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
  • 1970 - Gambia becomes a republic within Commonwealth
  • 1970 - Senegal adopts constitution
  • 1971 - "Frank Merriwell" opens/closes at Longacre Theater NYC for 1 perf
  • 1971 - Soyuz 10 returns to Earth
  • 1974 - Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
  • 1974 - NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
  • 1975 - Penguins 1-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-series tied at 3-3
  • 1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1977 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament
  • 1978 - Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game
  • 1979 - Rhodesian bishop Muzorewa wins general election
  • 1980 - US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
  • 1981 - Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
  • 1981 - IBM-PC computer introduced
  • 1981 - San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
  • 1981 - US ends grain embargo against USSR
  • 1982 - 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany
  • 1982 - Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • 1982 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin
  • 1983 - "Show Boat" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • 1983 - Austrian socialist party loses parliamentary election
  • 1983 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 1984 - Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • 1985 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"
  • 1987 - Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza NYC
  • 1988 - Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
  • 1989 - 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China
  • 1989 - Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"
  • 1990 - Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa," premieres in Dublin
  • 1990 - Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
  • 1990 - US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
  • 1990 - West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st
  • 1991 - 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks
  • 1992 - "Man of La Mancha" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • 1992 - David Bowie marries model Iman in Switzerland
  • 1992 - George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball
  • 1992 - Vinson Pike fined £1000 for distributing obscene computer pictures
  • 1993 - 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1
  • 1993 - ABC news analyst Jeff Greenfield weds Karen Gannett
  • 1993 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by George Branham
  • 1994 - "Broken Glass" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • 1994 - "Flowering Peach" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1994 - Actress Kelly Preston (26) weds actor Lou Diamond Phillips (32)
  • 1994 - Armando Calderón Sol wins El Salvador presidential election
  • 1994 - Bomb attack in center of Johannesburg, 9 killed
  • 1994 - David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71
  • 1994 - NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • 1995 - Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes
  • 1995 - Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
  • 1995 - Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B Murray
  • 1996 - "Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore" opens at Belasco for 12 perf
  • 1996 - 31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain
  • 1996 - Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
  • 1997 - "Steel Peer," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 76 performances

Famous birthdays on April 24 ..

  • 1538 - Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer
  • 1576 - Sab Vicente de Paúl
  • 1594 - Benedikt Lechler, composer
  • 1620 - John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography
  • 1660 - Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver
  • 1670 - Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer
  • 1706 - Giovanni Battista Martini, composer
  • 1721 - Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German composer, baptised
  • 1742 - Roman Hoffstetter, composer
  • 1743 - Edmund Cartwright, England, cleric, inventor (power loom)
  • 1750 - Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician
  • 1766 - Robert Bailey Thomas, founder (Farmer's Almanac)
  • 1769 - Arthur Wellesley, General/Duke of Wellington
  • 1773 - Harman W Muntinghe, lawyer/Dutch colonial director
  • 1791 - Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland)
  • 1796 - K L Immermann, writer
  • 1804 - Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)
  • 1807 - Charles Ferguson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 1814 - Angela Burdett-Coutts, philanthropist extrordinaire
  • 1814 - Vincente F López, Argentina historian (La Novia del Hereje)
  • 1815 - Anthony Trollope, England, novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
  • 1815 - James Edward Harrison, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
  • 1822 - Erastus Barnard Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1824 - Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
  • 1828 - Robert Brank Vance, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
  • 1829 - George Peabody Estey, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 1836 - Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist
  • 1837 - Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat (die graue Eminenz)
  • 1845 - Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)
  • 1849 - Joseph S Galliéni, general (Battle of Marne)/milt governor (Paris)
  • 1851 - Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguaian writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria)
  • 1856 - Henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime)
  • 1864 - George AA Alting van Geusau, dir-gen (PTT)/Dutch Min of War (1918-20)
  • 1867 - Fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)
  • 1873 - Theodor Körner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president
  • 1874 - John Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial)
  • 1874 - Willem E Roelofs, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • 1875 - Jeno Huszka, composer
  • 1877 - Charles Cuvillier, composer
  • 1883 - Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
  • 1886 - Kurt Pinthus, writer
  • 1886 - R Pelgrom, oldest Dutch man (died Apr 15, 1994, 9 days short of 108)
  • 1889 - [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45)
  • 1892 - Jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack)
  • 1893 - Robert Harron, NYC, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)
  • 1895 - S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • 1897 - Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797)
  • 1897 - Gyorgy Kosa, composer
  • 1903 - José A Primo de Rivera y Saénz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)
  • 1903 - Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1903 - Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)
  • 1904 - Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens), dies
  • 1904 - Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)
  • 1905 - Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)
  • 1907 - Vaclav Trojan, composer
  • 1908 - Heddy Bouber, [Hermanus G Blom], actor (Bluejackets)
  • 1909 - Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany)
  • 1909 - Irven Spence, animator
  • 1911 - Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian (Disorderly Orderly)
  • 1911 - Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • 1911 - Robert Joseph Kane, Ithaca NY, Pres of US Olympic Comm (1976)
  • 1911 - Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
  • 1914 - Bernard Caulfield, judge
  • 1914 - Justin Wilson, cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips)
  • 1914 - Ruth White, Perth Amboy NJ, actress (Up the Down Staircase)
  • 1916 - Stanley Kauffmann, NYC, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man)
  • 1917 - Len Creed, bookmaker
  • 1921 - Laci Boldemann, composer
  • 1922 - J D Cannon, Salmon Idaho, actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory)
  • 1924 - Marilyn Erskine, Rochester NY, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show)
  • 1924 - Yehoshua Lakner, composer
  • 1927 - Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1927 - Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer
  • 1927 - Patrick Bowles, writer/translator
  • 1928 - Gustav Krivinka, composer
  • 1929 - Ferit Tuzun, composer
  • 1930 - Conn Findlay, Stockton Calif, coxswain (Oly-2 gold/bronze-56, 64, 76)
  • 1931 - Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art)
  • 1932 - Coen[rad] Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje)
  • 1933 - Freddie Scott, US songwriter/singer (Cry to Me)
  • 1934 - John Barbour, Toronto, TV host (Real People)
  • 1934 - Shirley MacLaine, Richmond Va, actress/mystic (Irma la Douce)
  • 1935 - Louis Keith, Chicago, physician (expert on multiple-births)
  • 1936 - Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
  • 1940 - David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)
  • 1941 - John Williams, Melbourne Australia, guitarist (Acad Award)
  • 1942 - Barbra Streisand, Bkln NY, singer/actress/award winner (People)
  • 1942 - Richard M Daley, (mayor-D-Chicago)
  • 1942 - Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1943 - Richard Sterban, Camden NJ, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • 1944 - [Bernard] St Clair Lee [Calhoun], US singer (Rock the Boat)
  • 1945 - Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • 1945 - Eugene O'Brien, composer
  • 1945 - Robert Knight, rocker
  • 1945 - Stu Cook, rocker
  • 1946 - Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer
  • 1947 - Glenn Cornick, rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick)
  • 1947 - Hubert Ann Kelly, US singer (Hues Corporation/Rock the boat)
  • 1948 - Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire
  • 1948 - Eddie James Hart, Martinez Cal, 4x100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-72)
  • 1951 - Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
  • 1953 - Eric Bogosian, Woburn MA, actor (Talk Radio)
  • 1953 - John P Hiler, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
  • 1953 - Porter Carroll Jr, drummer (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1954 - Captain Sensible, [Ray Burns], UK, rock bassist (Women & Capts 1st)
  • 1954 - Jack Blades, rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger)
  • 1954 - Vince Ferragamo, NFL/CFL quarterback (LA Rams, Montréal Alouettes)
  • 1955 - Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • 1955 - Michael O'Keefe, NJ, actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife)
  • 1957 - Tricia Lange, Hollywood Calif, playmate (June, 1984)
  • 1958 - Fernando Luna, Spain, tennis star
  • 1959 - Yvonne D Cagle, West Point NY, MD/astronaut
  • 1960 - ?, weatherman (WNYW TV NYC)
  • 1960 - Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
  • 1963 - Billy Gould, LA Calif, rock bassist (Faith No More)
  • 1963 - Joey Vera, heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath)
  • 1965 - Mike Blowers, Wurlzburg Germany, infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • 1966 - Margashayam Venkataramana, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989)
  • 1966 - Pascale Paradis-Mangon, France, tennis star
  • 1966 - Theo Adams, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1967 - Dino Radja, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1967 - Leslie M Marx, Ft Belvoir Va, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 - Pam[ela] Bustin, Somerset Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 - Aaron Comes, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • 1968 - Mark Vanderloo, Waddenveen Neth, model
  • 1968 - Todd Jones, Marietta GA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1968 - Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 - Damien Fleming, Aust cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut)
  • 1970 - Emanuela Zardo, Switzerland, tennis star
  • 1971 - Jeff Brohm, quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1971 - Ken Klee, Indianapolis, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1971 - Kumara Dharmasena, cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner)
  • 1971 - Phil Rogers, Adelaide SA Aust, 100m breaststroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1972 - Chipper Jones, Deland FL, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1972 - Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
  • 1972 - Nicolas Gill, Montreal Quebec, 86kg judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1973 - Eric Snow, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1973 - Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1973 - Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1973 - Melissa Short, Kaaawa Hawaii, Miss America (Hawaii-Top 10-1997)
  • 1973 - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23)
  • 1973 - Ville Peltonen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • 1974 - Jared Tomich, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974 - Marc Collins, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 - Toine Rorije, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1975 - Justin Boocock, Launceston Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 - Michael Stewart, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1976 - Shane McDermott, actor (Garrett Booth-Swan's Crossing)
  • 1976 - Sonya Jeyaseelan, Newestminster BC, tennis star (1995 Futures Fla)
  • 1977 - Ryan Mitchell, Port Augusta SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1988 - Michael Tylo, son of US actor/actress Michael Tylo/Deborah Hunter
  • 1992 - Sean Rademaker, actor (Kirkland Harrison-Another World)

Famous deaths on April 24 ..

  • 0709 - Wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76
  • 0729 - Egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89
  • 1077 - Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies
  • 1185 - Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns
  • 1530 - Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies
  • 1617 - Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered
  • 1731 - Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies
  • 1758 - Florian Wrastill, composer, dies at 41
  • 1776 - Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84
  • 1776 - Giuseppi Paolucci, composer, dies at 49
  • 1824 - Herman Muntinghe, theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71
  • 1827 - Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer, dies at 82
  • 1848 - François van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabançonne), dies at 69
  • 1850 - Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer, dies at 70
  • 1855 - Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1875 - Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58
  • 1891 - Count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies
  • 1900 - George J D Campbell, Brit min of Indies (1868-74, 80-85), dies at 76
  • 1904 - Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77
  • 1912 - Justin M'Carthy, politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81
  • 1917 - Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies
  • 1922 - Richard Batka, composer, dies at 53
  • 1924 - George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1928 - Ferdinand B Hummel, composer, dies at 72
  • 1935 - Paul Klengel, composer, dies at 80
  • 1936 - Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
  • 1936 - Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
  • 1939 - John Foulds, composer, dies at 58
  • 1943 - Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63
  • 1945 - Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47
  • 1945 - Hubert Bath, composer, dies at 61
  • 1948 - Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84
  • 1948 - Manuel Marua Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65
  • 1948 - Rosita Marstini, actress (I Cover Waterfront, Big Parade), dies at 54
  • 1952 - Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • 1952 - Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
  • 1955 - Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79
  • 1956 - Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72
  • 1956 - Henry Stephenson, actor (Conquest, Mr Lucky), dies at 85
  • 1957 - Andries CD de Graeff, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1926-31), dies at 84
  • 1959 - Jef van Hoof, composer, dies at 72
  • 1960 - John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84
  • 1961 - Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72
  • 1965 - Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
  • 1967 - Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
  • 1967 - Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40
  • 1968 - Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62
  • 1968 - Tommy Noonan, actor (Gentlemen Perfer Blondes), dies at 45
  • 1974 - Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
  • 1975 - William Hartnell, actor (Jackpot, This Sporting Life), dies at 67
  • 1976 - Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
  • 1979 - John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72
  • 1980 - Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75
  • 1985 - Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80
  • 1986 - Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, (Edward abdicated for her), dies at 89
  • 1986 - Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • 1988 - E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (S African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
  • 1990 - Joseph Leberman, entertainer, dies
  • 1990 - Tom Rolfing, actor (He Knows You're Alone, Cliff-Another World), dies
  • 1991 - J de Graaf, ethicus/president church & peace, dies
  • 1993 - Oliver R Tambo, chairman (African National Congress), dies at 75
  • 1995 - Douglas Gunsekera, banker, dies at 77
  • 1996 - Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
  • 1996 - Erma Bombeck, columnist (Septic Tank is Always Greener), dies
  • 1996 - Preston Lockwood, actor (House of Windsor, Black Candle), dies at 83
  • 1997 - Pat Paulsen, comedian (Smothers Brothers Show), dies at 69



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