What Happened on April 24, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
  • Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
  • WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Captain Sensible [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in Balham, London
  • Jack Blades, American rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger), born in Palm Desert, California
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist and political activist sentenced to death and then to life in prison, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California