On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 2nd night Exeter bombed by German Luftwaffe

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Richard M. Daley, American politician, 43rd Mayor of Chicago (1989-2011), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian pilot cosmonaut, born in Yangiyul, Tashkent

Famous Deaths

  • Leonid Kulik, Russian Minerologist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history, dies of typhus in a Nazi prison camp at 58

Person of interestLucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67