On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 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