What Happened in April 1924

Historical Events

  • 1st Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co

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1st Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1st Imperial Airways forms in Britain
  • 1st The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
  • 6th 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
  • 6th Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
  • 6th Völkische Block (Nazis) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria
  • 8th South African State pass the Industrial Conciliation Act No 11: the act provided for job reservation, excluded blacks from membership of registered trade unions,and prohibited registration of black trade unions
  • 10th Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • 11th 1st men's college swimming championships begin
  • 11th Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections
  • 11th WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • 12th WLS-AM in Chicago begins radio transmissions
  • 13th Greek plebiscite for a republic
  • 15th Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead
  • 15th WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
  • 15th Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • 16th 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
  • 16th Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
  • 17th Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)
  • 18th 1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon & Schuster)
  • 19th "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
  • 19th 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
  • 22nd Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
  • 23rd British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
  • 27th Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • 28th 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Gunther Becker, composer
  • 1st Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • 1st Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
  • 2nd Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
  • 3rd Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

3rd Doris Day, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

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3rd Marlon Brando, actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • 3rd Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • 4th Christopher Prater, screen printer

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4th Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 4th Peter Vaughan, actor (Haunted Honeymoon, Die Die My Darling)
  • 5th Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
  • 7th Ikuma Dan, composer
  • 7th Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 7th Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • 8th Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 8th Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • 9th Harald Heilmann, composer
  • 10th Kenneth Noland, American painter
  • 12th Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • 12th Sergiu Natra, composer
  • 12th Peter Safar, Austrian physician (d. 2003)
  • 13th Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
  • 13th Jack Chick, American evangelist
  • 14th Shorty Rogers, [Milton M Rajonsky], composer
  • 15th John Grigg, British historian
  • 15th Neville Marriner, Lincoln England, conductor (Minn Orch 1978)
  • 16th Geoffrey Johnson Smith, actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games)
  • 16th Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 16th John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)
  • 17th Patrick Sergeant, founder (Euromoney Publications)
  • 17th Althea T L Simmons, human rights activist/chief lobbyist (NAACP)
  • 18th Buxton Daeblite Orr, composer
  • 18th Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • 18th Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
  • 18th Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
  • 18th Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
  • 20th Gerhard Samuel, composer
  • 20th Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • 20th Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
  • 21st Daniel Melnick, producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 21st Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • 23rd Arthur Frackenpohl, Irving NJ, composer (Natural Superiority of Music)
  • 23rd Colin Welch, columnist/critic
  • 23rd James Colin Ross Welch, journalist
  • 23rd Malcolm Anson, CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
  • 23rd Chuck Harmon, American baseball player
  • 24th Marilyn Erskine, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show), born in Rochester, New York
  • 24th Yehoshua Lakner, composer
  • 24th Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • 24th Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • 25th Erzsebet Szonyi, composer
  • 25th Franco Mannino, composer
  • 26th Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • 28th Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)
  • 28th Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • 29th Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 29th Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France
  • 30th Sheldon Harnick, lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • 2nd Johannes E. B. Warming, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), dies at 82

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14th Louis Sullivan, architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • 14th Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, Fr officer/explorer (Surinam), dies at 65
  • 15th Eduardo Caudella, composer, dies at 82
  • 16th Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies
  • 21st Eleanora Duse, Ital actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
  • 24th George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 24th G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (b. 1844)
  • 26th Josef Labor, composer, dies at 82