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 This day in History - July 24
413 Historic Events for July 24
1943

Jim McCarty, rocker (Yardbirds)

Birth
1943

RAF bombs Hamburg (20,000 dead)

Event
1943

Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1944

Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader

Birth
1944

Jim Armstrong, rock guitarist (Them)

Birth
1944

US troops land on Tinian

Event
1944

Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek

Event
1944

Jan Postma, leader of illegal Dutch party (CPN), executed at 49

Death
1944

300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions

Event
1945

US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam

Event
1946

US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island

Event
1946

William "Junior" Campbell, singer/guitarist (Marmalade)

Birth
1946

9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash

Event
1947

Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)

Birth
1947

Robert Hays, Bethesda Md, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous)

Birth
1947

M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player

Birth
1947

Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer

Birth
1947

Zaheer Abbas, cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever)

Birth
1947

Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72

Death
1947

Michael Coveney, drama critic

Birth
1947

Peter Serkin, NYC, pianist (Tashi)

Birth
1948

4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash

Event
1948

Soviets blockades Berlin from west

Event
1949

Marjanne Sint, Dutch MP (PvdA)

Birth
1949

Michael Richards, LA Calif, comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld)

Birth