On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1928

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustav Krivinka, Czech composer, born in Doubravice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic (d. 1990)
  • Johnny Griffin III, American jazz saxophonist (A Blowin' Session), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, dies at 72