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 This day in History - October 24
362 Historic Events for October 24
1945

France (PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)

Event
1945

Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Min of Defense/PM (1942-45), executed at 58

Death
1946

Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)

Birth
1946

Netherlands and Indonesia sign cease fire

Event
1947

Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)

Event
1947

Kevin Kline, St Louis, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill)

Birth
1947

Edgar Broughton, rocker

Birth
1948

Kweisi Mfume, (Rep-D-Maryland)/CEO (NAACP)

Birth
1948

Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78

Death
1948

Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)

Birth
1948

WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1948

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis

Event
1948

Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta," premieres

Event
1948

Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"

Event
1949

Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70

Death
1950

Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)

Birth
1951

Todd Crespi, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Magician)

Birth
1951

Jan de Hartog's "4 Poster," premieres in NYC

Event
1951

United Nation publishes its 1st postage stamps

Event
1952

Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61

Death
1952

Arab Liberation Movement becomes only party of Syria

Event
1953

Ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74

Death
1953

KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1953

Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride and Ride-I Count on You)

Birth
1953

James di Donato, twin who swam the butterfly 406 miles

Birth