On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1945

Historical Events

  • Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Clifford, American rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Larry Tesler, American computer scientist (invented copy, cut, paste), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)
  • Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47
  • Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet and resistance fighter, dies at 51
  • Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, dies at 61
1945 Highlights

About April 24, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus