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 This day in History - December 24
303 Historic Events for December 24
1934

Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430

Event
1935

Alban Maria Johannes Berg, composer, dies at 50

Death
1935

National Council of Negro Women forms

Event
1935

Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six

Event
1936

1st radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, Ca

Event
1937

Dutch govt recognizes Italian king Emanuel III as emperor of Abyssinia

Event
1938

Ralp Inbar, Dutch TV host (Banana Split)

Birth
1940

Anthony Fauci, US health official

Birth
1940

Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner (1989- )

Birth
1941

1st ships of admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor-fleet return to Japan

Event
1942

1st powered flight of V-1 buzz bomb, Peenemunde, Germany

Event
1942

K Balmont, writer, dies at 75

Death
1942

Red army occupies German airports at Tasjinskaja and Morozowsk

Event
1942

Jean LXF Darlan, French admiral, murdered by gaullists

Death
1942

Friedrich Klose, composer, dies at 80

Death
1943

Terence Rattigan's "While the Sun Shines," premieres in London

Event
1943

FDR appoints Gen Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces

Event
1943

Tatton Sykes, English baron/large landowner

Birth
1943

Christiane Schmidtmer, Heidelberg Germany, actress (Ship of Fools)

Birth
1944

Mike Curb, Savannah Ga, singer (Mike Curb Congregation)

Birth
1944

Erhard Keller, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)

Birth
1944

Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer, dies at 66

Death
1945

Francisco Pujol, composer, dies at 67

Death
1945

Lemmy, [Ian Kilminster], rocker (Hawkwind, Motorhead-Built for Speed)

Birth
1945

Nicholas Meyer, director (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan)

Birth