On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
  • WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer (Jaguar Racing), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Yvonne Cagle, American astronaut and physician, born in West Point, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, dies at 72