On This Day for 24th October (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 178 of 178

  • 1964 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia
  • 1964 Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan & Khalid Ibadulla v Aust
  • 1965 Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today" premieres
  • 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • 1965 16th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 14 points

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1968 Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1968 The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1969 Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
  • 1970 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • 1970 Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile
  • 1971 Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds)
  • 1971 Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
  • 1971 President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, then (SF), address a SF Ard Fheis in Dublin, claiming that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as first step in achieving a united Ireland
  • 1971 A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is shot dead by undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during a bomb attack in Belfast
  • 1972 2 Catholic men are found dead at a farm at Aughinahinch, near Newtownbbutler, County Fermanagh - British soldiers carry out the killings
  • 1973 Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on NJ Turnpike
  • 1973 John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
  • 1973 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
  • 1974 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
  • 1975 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
  • 1976 1st Jewish film & TV festival
  • 1976 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
  • 1976 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • 1976 Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China's party leader
  • 1976 Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score tons in same Test Cricket innings v NZ
  • 1976 27th Formula One WDC: James Hunt wins by one point (this season served as the inspiration for the 2013 film "Rush")
  • 1976 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • 1978 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
  • 1978 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders
  • 1979 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy

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1979 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1980 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar

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1980 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1980 Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

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1981 Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1982 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • 1982 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

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1982 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1984 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
  • 1984 Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
  • 1986 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
  • 1986 Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
  • 1987 Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate
  • 1987 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike

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1988 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1988 Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
  • 1988 Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
  • 1989 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
  • 1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1989 Rev Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud
  • 1990 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1991 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • 1991 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • 1992 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • 1992 Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
  • 1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1994 Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
  • 1995 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
  • 1996 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
  • 1996 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
  • 1997 Marv Albert sentenced in assault case
  • 1998 Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission
  • 2002 Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
  • 2003 Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
  • 2004 10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.

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2004 55th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 34 points

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2006 Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
  • 2008 "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
  • 2008 Iceland receives a £1.3 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the first European country to require an emergency loan with the aim of stabilising the collapsed currency and strengthening the tax system as well as the nationalised banks
  • 2009 First International Day of Climate Action, organized with 350.org, a global campaign to address a claimed global warming crisis.
  • 2009 19th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-16 in South Bend (Notre Dame's first win in the series in nine years)
  • 2012 Libyan militias capture Bani Walid resulting in 130 civilian deaths
  • 2012 3 people are shot dead and two critically wounded after being shot by an unknown gunman in Downey, California
  • 2012 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Jamaica killing 1 person and causing over $50 million in damage
  • 2013 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1
  • 2015 Even results in Argentine Presidential Election between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macrieven trigger 1st ever Presidential run off 22 Nov

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 230

  • 1934 Arvind Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test)
  • 1934 Margie Masters, LPGA golfer
  • 1936 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch politican (VVD)
  • 1936 Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
  • 1936 David Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Rainer Kunad, composer
  • 1937 Miguel Angel Coria, composer
  • 1938 Fred E Finn, pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1939 Uri Sharvit, composer
  • 1940 David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • 1940 F Murray Abraham, actor (Amadeus, Mad Man), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Frank AM Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders)
  • 1941 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer
  • 1943 Jose Serrano, (Rep-D-New York)
  • 1944 Ted Templeman, rocker
  • 1944 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukranian footballer and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Anthony Christian, English artist
  • 1945 Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive
  • 1946 Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • 1947 Edgar Broughton, rocker

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1947 Kevin Kline, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1948 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)
  • 1948 Kweisi Mfume, (Rep-D-Maryland)/CEO (NAACP)
  • 1948 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers-singers
  • 1949 Robert Pickton, Canadian charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women
  • 1950 Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
  • 1950 Steven Greenberg, American composer
  • 1950 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • 1951 Todd Crespi, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Magician)
  • 1953 Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You)
  • 1953 James di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • 1953 Jonathan di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • 1954 Doug Davidson, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • 1954 Jaap J Feenstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1954 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
  • 1954 Brad Sherman, American politician
  • 1954 Thomas J. Mulcair, Quebec politician
  • 1954 Mike Rounds, American politician
  • 1954 Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
  • 1955 Ghulam Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982)
  • 1956 Dale Maharidge, American author
  • 1957 Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
  • 1957 John Kassir, American actor and comedian
  • 1958 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow)
  • 1958 Pam Gietzen, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • 1960 Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)
  • 1960 B.D. Wong, American actor
  • 1960 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian (d. 1999)
  • 1960 Joachim "Jo" Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • 1961 Rafael Belliard, Pueblo Nuevo Dom Rep, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1961 Russell Swanson, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1961 Susan Leigh Still, lt cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1961 Mary Bono, American politician
  • 1961 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist
  • 1962 B D Wong, actor (Freshman, Mystery Date), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962 Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1963 John Hendrie, Scottish footballer
  • 1964 Griffin O'Neal, actor (April Fools Day, Wraith)
  • 1964 Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1965 Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965 Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)
  • 1965 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1966 F P Santangelo, Livonia MI, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1966 Shawn Lee, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966 Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate
  • 1967 Ian Bishop, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler)
  • 1968 Adrian Dale, cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman)
  • 1968 Francisco Claver, Spain, tennis star
  • 1968 Ken Ryan, Pawtucket RI, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1968 Robert Wilonsky, American journalist
  • 1969 Arthur Rhodes, Waco Texas, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1969 Kelvin Pritchett, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Morena Corwin, Seoul, Korea, playmate (Sep, 1992)
  • 1969 Adela Noriega, Mexican actress
  • 1970 Alonza Bevan, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1970 Lamont Hollinquest, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Todd Riech, Polson Montana, javelin thrower
  • 1970 Walter Dunson, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Rob Leslie-Carter, British Engineer and Project Manager
  • 1971 Aaron Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Mike Verstegen, NFL guard (NO Saints)
  • 1971 Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress
  • 1972 Eric Sutton, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Natasha Ann Courter, Davenport Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1997)
  • 1972 Pat Williams, defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Ruxandra Dragomir, Pitesti Rom, tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles)
  • 1972 Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania USA (1996)
  • 1972 T J Cunningham, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress
  • 1972 Scott Peterson, American murderer
  • 1972 Pat Williams, American football player
  • 1973 Kenny Holmes, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
  • 1973 Mike Matthews, American baseball player
  • 1973 Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer
  • 1974 Alexander PGR duke of Ulster, son of English prince Richard
  • 1974 Nathan Parks, tackle (KC Chiefs)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 122 of 122

  • 2002 Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)
  • 2003 Rosie Nix Adams, Stepdaughter of Johnny Cash (b. 1958)
  • 2003 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K., dies from cancer of the stomach at 70
  • 2004 Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
  • 2004 Ricky Hendrick, American race car team owner (b. 1980)
  • 2004 James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)
  • 2005 José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Robert Sloman, writer (b. 1926)

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2005 Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist, dies of natural causes at 92

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 2005 Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • 2006 William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • 2007 Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyz journalist
  • 2007 Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2010 Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Joseph Stein, American playwright (b. 1912)
  • 2012 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player, dies at 94
  • 2014 Marcia Strassman, American actress, dies from breast cancer at 66
  • 2015 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95