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 (nazi's) 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
  • 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)
  • 3rd Doris Day, Cincinnati Oh, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk)

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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, Princeton Indiana, baseball player/manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets)

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, Paris France, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson)
  • 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