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 This day in History - April 24
388 Historic Events for April 24
1961

Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72

Death
1961

JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs

Event
1961

Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised

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1962

1st Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested

Event
1962

Sandy Koufax's 2nd 18-strikeout game

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1962

MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA

Event
1963

17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2

Event
1963

English princess Alexandra marries sir Angus Ogilvy

Event
1963

Billy Gould, LA Calif, rock bassist (Faith No More)

Birth
1963

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1963

Joey Vera, heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath)

Birth
1965

Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86

Death
1965

"Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 perfs

Event
1965

Mike Blowers, Wurlzburg Germany, infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)

Birth
1965

Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic

Event
1965

NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager

Event
1966

Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational

Event
1966

Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)

Event
1966

Theo Adams, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Birth
1966

Pascale Paradis-Mangon, France, tennis star

Birth
1966

Margashayam Venkataramana, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989)

Birth
1967

Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48

Death
1967

Pam[ela] Bustin, Somerset Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)

Birth
1967

Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40

Death
1967

21st NBA Championship: Phila 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2

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