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 This day in History - April 24
388 Historic Events for April 24
1940

David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)

Birth
1941

Dutch Prince Bernhard becomes an RAF pilot

Event
1941

British army begins evacuation of Greece

Event
1941

John Williams, Melbourne Australia, guitarist (Acad Award)

Birth
1942

Luftwaffe bombs Exeter

Event
1942

Richard M Daley, (mayor-D-Chicago)

Birth
1942

Barbra Streisand, Bkln NY, singer/actress/award winner (People)

Birth
1942

Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1943

Richard Sterban, Camden NJ, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

Birth
1943

Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63

Death
1944

RAF bombs Munich

Event
1944

[Bernard] St Clair Lee [Calhoun], US singer (Rock the Boat)

Birth
1944

1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"

Event
1944

United Negro College Fund incorporates

Event
1945

Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47

Death
1945

Stu Cook, rocker

Birth
1945

Robert Knight, rocker

Birth
1945

Hubert Bath, composer, dies at 61

Death
1945

Eugene O'Brien, composer

Birth
1945

Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)

Birth
1945

Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner

Event
1945

Delegates of 46 countries gather in SF (to discuss UN)

Event
1946

11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, and McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame

Event
1946

Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer

Birth
1947

Glenn Cornick, rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick)

Birth