What Happened on April 24, 1955

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Conference of Bandung against colonialism and for self determination, ends
  • Gaullists lose elections in France
  • KFDM TV channel 6 in Beaumont, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KMAU (now KGMV) TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • John de Mol, Dutch media businessman
  • John Epperson [Lypsinka], American drag artist and actor, born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi
  • Michael O'Keefe, NJ, actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79