April 1924 in history

April 1924 events chronologically

Apr 1 Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf
Apr 1 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed
Apr 6 First round-the-world flight commences
Apr 8 Sharia courts are abolished in Turkey, as part of Atatürk's Reforms
Apr 15 Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas
Apr 18 Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1924

Apr 3 Marlon Brando an American actor and one-time director. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Oscar-winning performances as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront and Vito Corleone in The Godfather , as well as influential performances in A Streetcar Named Desire , Viva Zapata! , Julius Caesar , The Wild One , Reflections in a Golden Eye , Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now. Brando was also an activist, supporting many causes, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements
Apr 3 Roza Shanina a Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius. Shanina volunteered for the military after the death of her brother in 1941 and chose to be a marksman on the front line. Praised for her shooting accuracy, Shanina was capable of precisely hitting moving enemy personnel and making doublets
Apr 4 Gil Hodges an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Apr 12 Raymond Barre a French centre-right politician and economist. He was a Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs under three Presidents and later served as Prime Minister under Valéry Giscard d'Estaing from 1976 until 1981. As a candidate for the presidency in 1988, he came in third and was eliminated in the first round. He was born in Saint-Denis, in the French island of Réunion, then still a colony
Apr 13 Stanley Donen an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. His other noteworthy films include Royal Wedding, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face, Indiscreet, Damn Yankees!, Charade, and Two for the Road. He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1998 for his body of work and a Career Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival in 2004. He was hailed by film critic David Quinlan as "the King of the Hollywood musicals". Donen married five times and had three children. His current long term partner is film director and comedian Elaine May
Apr 16 Henry Mancini best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and ten Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995
Apr 28 Kenneth Kaunda David Kaunda , also known as KK, served as the first President of Zambia, from 1964 to 1991.

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1924

Apr 1 Stan Rowley an Australian sprinter who won four medals at the 1900 Summer Olympics.
Apr 2 Eugenius Warming a Danish botanist and a main founding figure of the scientific discipline of ecology. Warming wrote the first textbook on plant ecology, taught the first university course in ecology and gave the concept its meaning and content. “If one individual can be singled out to be honoured as the founder of ecology, Warming should gain precedence”
Apr 3 Franz von Bayros an Austrian commercial artist, illustrator, and painter best known for his controversial Tales at the Dressing Table portfolio. Von Bayros belonged to the Decadent movement in art, often relying on erotic themes and phantasmagoric imagery
Apr 14 Louis Sullivan an American architect, and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism". He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School, was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. Along with Henry Hobson Richardson and Wright, Sullivan is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture". He posthumously received the AIA Gold Medal in 1944
Apr 21 Eleonora Duse an Italian actress, often known simply as Duse. She was the subject of the 1947 biographical film Eleonora Duse
Apr 24 G. Stanley Hall a pioneering American psychologist and educator. His interests focused on childhood development and evolutionary theory. Hall was the first president of the American Psychological Association and the first president of Clark University
Apr 24 Marie Corelli a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War Corelli's novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, G. Wells, and Rudyard Kipling, although critics often derided her work as "the favourite of the common multitude."