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 This day in History - January 24
352 Historic Events for January 24
1961

Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82

Death
1961

Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut

Birth
1961

Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC

Event
1961

Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68

Event
1962

Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Event
1962

Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62

Death
1962

Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)

Birth
1962

Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles

Event
1962

Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Event
1962

28 refugees escape from East to West Germany

Event
1963

Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ and Thesz becomes NWA champ

Event
1964

Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking

Event
1964

Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Joseph Schildkraut Presents), dies at 68

Death
1964

Rob Dibble, Bridgeport Ct, pitcher (Cin Reds)

Birth
1964

Ronnie McCann, Evander South Africa, Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th)

Birth
1964

24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect and states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes

Event
1964

CBS purchases 1964 and 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million

Event
1965

Winston Churchill, PM of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90

Death
1965

Ross MacDonald, Vancouver BC, star yachter (Olympics-96)

Birth
1966

Mike Forgeron, Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1966

Kim Saiki, Inglewood CA, golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th)

Birth
1966

WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1967

Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49

Death
1967

Shannon Butler, South Lake Tahoe Calif, 10k runner

Birth
1967

Chris Warren, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)

Birth