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

  • Aaron Comes, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • Aidan Gillen [Aidan Murphy], Irish actor (Queer as Folk, Game of Thrones), born in Dublin
  • Hashim Thaci, Kosovan politician
  • Mark Vanderloo, Waddenveen Neth, model
  • Stacy Haiduk, American actress
  • Todd Jones, Marietta GA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)

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