On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
  • Child labor laws strengthened in Holland

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2010)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1994)

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • John Harvey-Jones, English businessman and chairman of ICI (1982-87), born in Hackney, London (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies