On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1945

Historical Events

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

Music Recording

Miles Davis makes recording debut with the Herbie Fields Orchestra, backing singer "Rubberlegs" Wilson, at Savoy Records Studio, Newark, New Jersey

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Clifford, American rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary"; "Bad Moon Rising"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • John Pasche, British graphic artist, album cover and concert poster designer (Rolling Stones' logo; Chrysalis Records, 1981-91), born in England
  • 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? 76 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus