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 This day in History - January 24
352 Historic Events for January 24
1950

Bull Montana, actor (Son of Sheik), dies at 62

Death
1950

Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

Event
1950

Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)

Birth
1951

Dutch govt Drees-van Schaik resigns

Event
1951

Yakov Smirnoff, Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)

Birth
1952

William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)

Birth
1952

1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks

Event
1952

Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base

Event
1953

[Karl R] Gerd von Rundstedt, gen-field marshal (Normandy), dies at 77

Death
1953

Brian Matthews, Phila, actor (Burning)

Birth
1954

BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter

Event
1954

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open

Event
1955

James Montgomery, US 100m swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1976)

Birth
1955

Julian Holland, rocker (Squeeze)

Birth
1956

96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)

Event
1957

Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies

Death
1958

After warming to 100,000,000ΓΈ, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion

Event
1958

Frank Ullrich, East Germany, world biathlon champion

Birth
1959

WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting

Event
1959

Dmitri Shostakovitch's comedy "Cheryomushk," premieres in Moscow

Event
1959

"Party with Comden and Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 perfs

Event
1960

Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle

Event
1960

Nastassja Kinski, Berlin Germany, actress (Tess, Cat People)

Birth
1960

Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82

Death
1960

John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66

Death