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, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)

Famous Deaths

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