On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Mexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor, born in Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Djimon Hounsou, Beninese actor (Blood Diamond), born in Cotonou, Dahomey

Famous Deaths

  • Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist (Nobel Prize 1939 in Physiology or Medicine - first commercially available antibiotic and marketed under the brand name Prontosil), dies at 68