What Happened on April 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas
  • Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
  • Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Aidan Gillen [Aidan Murphy], Irish actor (Queer as Folk, Game of Thrones), born in Dublin
  • Hashim Tha├ži, Kosovan politician, 1st Prime Minister of Kosovo (2008-14) and $th President of Kosovo, born in Srbica, Yugoslavia
  • Stacy Haiduk, American actress (Lana Lang-Superboy), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Todd Jones, MLB relief pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in West Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62
  • Tommy Noonan, American actor, screenwriter and producer (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises), dies of a brain tumor at 46