April 24 Holidays, Events & Observances

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April 24 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are April 24 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; April 24 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on April 24.

April 24 and observances
April 24 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in April, international holidays in April 24, national days in April 24. Some major April 24 national day and International holidays list in April calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Meanwhile, there are literally thousands of holidays and special days throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of these popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore April 24 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of April 24 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have compiled the long list of observances on April 24, notable events, national days in April 24, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on April 24 globally.

Month of April

April is the fourth month of the year, has 30 days, and is named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

April was originally the second month of the year in early versions of the Roman calendar and consisted of 30 days. It became the fourth month consisting of only 29 days when January was designated the first month of the year around 450 BCE. The month became 30 days long again when Julius Caesar reformed the calendar.

Holidays in April

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in April are: Reconciliation Day, International Children’s Book Day, National Ferret Day, Pascua Florida Day, World Autism Awareness Day, California Poppy Day, National Tartan Day, Name Yourself Day, Winston Churchill Day, etc all in this month.

April 24 holidays and observances
April 24 Holidays and Observances

April 24 Holidays, National Day

April 24 is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 251 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty).
  • 1183 BC – Traditional reckoning of the Fall of Troy marking the end of the legendary Trojan War, given by chief librarian of the Library of Alexandria Erastothenes, among others.
  • 1547 – Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League.
  • 1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.

1601–1900

  • 1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published.
  • 1793 – French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is acquitted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of charges brought by the Girondin in Paris.
  • 1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress”.
  • 1837 – The great fire in Surat city of India caused more than 500 deaths and destruction of more than 9000 houses.
  • 1877 – Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
  • 1885 – American sharpshooter Annie Oakley is hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.
  • 1895 – Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop “Spray”.

1901–present

  • 1913 – The Woolworth Building, a skyscraper in New York City, is opened.
  • 1914 – The Franck–Hertz experiment, a pillar of quantum mechanics, is presented to the German Physical Society.
  • 1915 – The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian genocide.
  • 1916 – Easter Rising: Irish rebels, led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, launch an uprising in Dublin against British rule and proclaim an Irish Republic.
  • 1916 – Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expion launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the crew of the sunken Endurance.
  • 1918 – World War I: First tank-to-tank combat, during the second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. Three British Mark IVs meet three German A7Vs.
  • 1922 – The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
  • 1924 – Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark (first term).
  • 1926 – The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
  • 1932 – Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
  • 1933 – Nazi Germany begins its persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg.
  • 1944 – World War II: The SBS launches a raid against the garrison of Santorini in Greece.
  • 1953 – Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1955 – The Bandung Conference ends: Twenty-nine non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
  • 1957 – Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
  • 1963 – Marriage of Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 1965 – Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño overthrows the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d’état against Juan Bosch.
  • 1967 – Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had “gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily”.
  • 1970 – China launches Dong Fang Hong I, becoming the fifth nation to put an object into orbit using its own booster.
  • 1970 – The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as its first President.
  • 1980 – Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
  • 1990 – STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 1990 – Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • 1993 – An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
  • 1996 – In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is passed into law.
  • 2004 – The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
  • 2005 – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 2011 – WikiLeaks starts publishing the Guantanamo Bay files leak.
  • 2013 – A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others.
  • 2013 – Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China’s Xinjiang results in death of 21 people.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1086 – Ramiro II of Aragon (d. 1157)
  • 1492 – Sabina of Bavaria, Bavarian duchess and noblewoman (d. 1564)
  • 1532 – Thomas Lucy, English politician (d. 1600)
  • 1533 – William I of Orange, founding father of the Netherlands (d. 1584)
  • 1538 – Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (d. 1587)
  • 1545 – Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton, English Earl (d. 1581)
  • 1562 – Xu Guangqi, Ming Dynasty Chinese politician, scholar and lay Catholic leader (d. 1633)
  • 1581 – Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (d. 1660)

1601–1900

  • 1608 – Gaston, Duke of Orléans, third son of King Henry IV of France (d. 1660)
  • 1620 – John Graunt, English demographer and statistician (d. 1674)
  • 1706 – Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1780)
  • 1718 – Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-English painter and educator (d. 1784)
  • 1743 – Edmund Cartwright, English clergyman and engineer, invented the power loom (d. 1823)
  • 1784 – Peter Vivian Daniel, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1860)
  • 1815 – Anthony Trollope, English novelist, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1882)
  • 1823 – Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, Mexican politician, President of Mexico (d. 1889)
  • 1845 – Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
  • 1856 – Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France (d. 1951)
  • 1860 – Queen Marau, last Queen of Tahiti (d.1935)
  • 1862 – Tomitaro Makino, Japanese botanist (d. 1957)
  • 1868 – Sandy Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1944)
  • 1876 – Erich Raeder, German admiral (d. 1960)
  • 1878 – Jean Crotti, Swiss-French painter (d. 1958)
  • 1879 – Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian-American circus performer (d. 1984)
  • 1880 – Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer and businessman, developed the zipper (d. 1954)
  • 1880 – Josef Müller, Croatian entomologist (d. 1964)
  • 1882 – Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Scottish-English air marshal (d. 1970)
  • 1885 – Thomas Cronan, American triple jumper (d. 1962)
  • 1885 – Con Walsh, Irish-Canadian hammer thrower and footballer (d. 1961)
  • 1887 – Denys Finch Hatton, English hunter (d. 1931)
  • 1888 – Pe Maung Tin, Burma-based scholar and educator (d. 1973)
  • 1889 – Stafford Cripps, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1952)
  • 1889 – Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and academic (d. 1924)
  • 1897 – Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican colonel and politician, 45th President of Mexico (d. 1955)
  • 1897 – Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist, anthropologist, and engineer (d. 1941)
  • 1899 – Oscar Zariski, Russian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)
  • 1900 – Elizabeth Goudge, English author and educator (d. 1984)

1901–present

  • 1903 – José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician, founded the Falange (d. 1936)
  • 1904 – Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter and educator (d. 1997)
  • 1905 – Al Bates, American long jumper (d. 1999)
  • 1905 – Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (d. 1989)
  • 1906 – William Joyce, American-born Irish-British Nazi propaganda broadcaster (d. 1946)
  • 1906 – Mimi Smith, English nurse (d. 1991)
  • 1907 – Gabriel Figueroa, Mexican cinematographer (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Marceline Day, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1908 – Inga Gentzel, Swedish runner (d. 1991)
  • 1908 – Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor (d. 1963)
  • 1912 – Ruth Osburn, American discus thrower (d. 1994)
  • 1913 – Dieter Grau, German-American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
  • 1914 – William Castle, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
  • 1914 – Phil Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1991)
  • 1914 – Justin Wilson, American chef and author (d. 2001)
  • 1916 – Lou Thesz, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2002)
  • 1919 – David Blackwell, American mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Gino Valenzano, Italian race car driver (d. 2011)
  • 1922 – Marc-Adélard Tremblay, Canadian anthropologist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Gus Bodnar, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)
  • 1923 – Doris Burn, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)
  • 1924 – Clement Freud, German-English radio host, academic, and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1924 – Ruth Kobart, American actress and singer (d. 2002)
  • 1925 – Franco Leccese, Italian sprinter (d. 1992)
  • 1926 – Marilyn Erskine, American actress
  • 1926 – Thorbjörn Fälldin, Swedish farmer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2016)
  • 1927 – Josy Barthel, Luxembourgian runner and politician, Luxembourgian Minister for Energy (d. 1992)
  • 1928 – Tommy Docherty, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2020)
  • 1928 – Johnny Griffin, American saxophonist (d. 2008)
  • 1928 – Anahit Perikhanian, Russian-born Armenian Iranologist (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Dr. Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1930 – Jerome Callet, American instrument designer, educator, and author (d. 2019)
  • 1930 – Richard Donner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2021)
  • 1930 – José Sarney, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 31st President of Brazil
  • 1931 – Abdelhamid Kermali, Algerian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1931 – Bridget Riley, English painter and illustrator
  • 1934 – Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1934 – Shirley MacLaine, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1936 – David Crombie, Canadian educator and politician, 56th Mayor of Toronto
  • 1936 – Jill Ireland, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1937 – Joe Henderson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2001)
  • 1940 – Sue Grafton, American author (d. 2017)
  • 1941 – Richard Holbrooke, American journalist, banker, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2010)
  • 1941 – John Williams, Australian-English guitarist and composer
  • 1942 – Richard M. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 54th Mayor of Chicago
  • 1942 – Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress, activist, and producer
  • 1943 – Richard Sterban, American country and gospel bass singer
  • 1943 – Gordon West, English footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1944 – Peter Cresswell, English judge
  • 1944 – Maarja Nummert, Estonian architect
  • 1944 – Tony Visconti, American record producer, musician and singer
  • 1945 – Doug Clifford, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1946 – Doug Christie, Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Josep Borrell, Spanish engineer and politician, 22nd President of the European Parliament
  • 1947 – João Braz de Aviz, Brazilian cardinal
  • 1947 – Claude Dubois, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Denise Kingsmill, Baroness Kingsmill, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician
  • 1947 – Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948 – Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1948 – Eliana Gil, Ecuadorian-American psychiatrist, therapist, and author
  • 1949 – Eddie Hart, American sprinter
  • 1949 – Véronique Sanson, French singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1950 – Rob Hyman, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1951 – Ron Arad, Israeli architect and academic
  • 1951 – Christian Bobin, French author and poet
  • 1951 – Nigel Harrison, English bass player and songwriter
  • 1951 – Enda Kenny, Irish educator and politician, 13th Taoiseach of Ireland
  • 1952 – Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
  • 1952 – Ralph Winter, American film producer
  • 1953 – Eric Bogosian, American actor and writer
  • 1954 – Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist, activist, and convicted murderer
  • 1954 – Jack Blades, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1955 – Marion Caspers-Merk, German politician
  • 1955 – John de Mol Jr., Dutch businessman, co-founded Endemol
  • 1955 – Eamon Gilmore, Irish trade union leader and politician, 25th Tánaiste of Ireland
  • 1955 – Margaret Moran, British politician and criminal
  • 1955 – Guy Nève, Belgian race car driver (d. 1992)
  • 1955 – Michael O’Keefe, American actor
  • 1955 – Bill Osborne, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1956 – James A. Winnefeld, Jr., American admiral
  • 1957 – Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, Pakistani-English businessman and politician
  • 1958 – Brian Paddick, English police officer and politician
  • 1959 – Paula Yates, British-Australian television host and author (d. 2000)
  • 1961 – Andrew Murrison, English physician and politician, Minister for International Security Strategy
  • 1962 – Clemens Binninger, German politician
  • 1962 – Stuart Pearce, English footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1962 – Steve Roach, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Paula Frazer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963 – Billy Gould, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1963 – Mano Solo, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1964 – Helga Arendt, German sprinter (d. 2013)
  • 1964 – Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1964 – Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor and producer
  • 1964 – Witold Smorawiński, Polish guitarist, composer, and educator
  • 1965 – Jeff Jackson, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1966 – Pierre Brassard, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1966 – Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1966 – David Usher, English-Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1967 – Dino Rađa, Croatian basketball player
  • 1967 – Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan-American baseball player and coach
  • 1968 – Aidan Gillen, Irish actor
  • 1968 – Todd Jones, American baseball player
  • 1968 – Roxanna Panufnik, English composer
  • 1968 – Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Kosovo
  • 1969 – Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
  • 1969 – Rory McCann, Scottish actor
  • 1969 – Eilidh Whiteford, Scottish academic and politician
  • 1970 – Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer and umpire
  • 1971 – Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
  • 1972 – Chipper Jones, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Jure Košir, Slovenian skier and singer
  • 1973 – Gabby Logan, English gymnast, television and radio host
  • 1973 – Damon Lindelof, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1973 – Brian Marshall, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1973 – Eric Snow, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
  • 1973 – Toomas Tohver, Estonian footballer
  • 1973 – Lee Westwood, English golfer
  • 1974 – Eric Kripke, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Stephen Wiltshire, English illustrator
  • 1975 – Dejan Savić, Yugoslavian and Serbian water polo player
  • 1976 – Steve Finnan, Irish international footballer
  • 1976 – Frédéric Niemeyer, Canadian tennis player and coach
  • 1977 – Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1977 – Diego Placente, Argentine footballer
  • 1978 – Diego Quintana, Argentine footballer
  • 1980 – Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 – Karen Asrian, Armenian chess player (d. 2008)
  • 1981 – Taylor Dent, American tennis player
  • 1981 – Yuko Nakanishi, Japanese swimmer
  • 1982 – Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1982 – David Oliver, American hurdler
  • 1982 – Simon Tischer, German volleyball player
  • 1983 – Hanna Melnychenko, Ukrainian heptathlete
  • 1985 – Mike Rodgers, American sprinter
  • 1986 – Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Ben Howard, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Kris Letang, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Rein Taaramäe, Estonian cyclist
  • 1987 – Jan Vertonghen, Belgian international footballer
  • 1987 – Varun Dhawan, Indian actor
  • 1989 – Elīna Babkina, Latvian basketball player
  • 1989 – David Boudia, American diver
  • 1989 – Taja Mohorčič, Slovenian tennis player
  • 1990 – Kim Tae-ri, South Korean actress
  • 1990 – Jan Veselý, Czech basketball player
  • 1991 – Sigrid Agren, French-Swedish model
  • 1991 – Morgan Ciprès, French figure skater
  • 1991 – Batuhan Karadeniz, Turkish footballer
  • 1992 – Joe Keery, American actor
  • 1992 – Laura Kenny, English cyclist
  • 1993 – Ben Davies, Welsh international footballer
  • 1994 – Jordan Fisher, American singer, dancer, and actor
  • 1994 – Caspar Lee, British-South African Youtuber
  • 1996 – Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player
  • 1997 – Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer
  • 1997 – Veronika Kudermetova, Russian tennis player
  • 1998 – Ryan Newman, American actress
  • 1999 – Jerry Jeudy, American football player
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 624 – Mellitus, saint and archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1149 – Petronille de Chemillé, abbess of Fontevrault
  • 1288 – Gertrude of Austria (b. 1226)
  • 1338 – Theodore I, Marquess of Montferrat (b. 1291)
  • 1479 – Jorge Manrique, Spanish poet (b. 1440)
  • 1513 – Şehzade Ahmet, Ottoman prince (b. 1465)

1601–1900

  • 1617 – Concino Concini, Italian-French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1575)
  • 1622 – Fidelis of Sigmaringen, German friar and saint (b. 1577)
  • 1656 – Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)
  • 1731 – Daniel Defoe, English journalist, novelist, and spy (b. 1660)
  • 1748 – Anton thor Helle, German-Estonian clergyman and translator (b. 1683)
  • 1779 – Eleazar Wheelock, American minister and academic, founded Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
  • 1794 – Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1719)
  • 1852 – Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (b. 1783)
  • 1889 – Zulma Carraud, French author (b. 1796)
  • 1891 – Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, German field marshal (b. 1800)

1901–present

  • 1924 – G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist and academic (b. 1844)
  • 1931 – David Kldiashvili, Georgian author and playwright (b. 1862)
  • 1935 – Anastasios Papoulas, Greek general (b. 1857)
  • 1938 – George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)
  • 1939 – Louis Trousselier, French cyclist (b. 1881)
  • 1941 – Karin Boye, Swedish author and poet (b. 1900)
  • 1942 – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (b. 1874)
  • 1944 – Charles Jordan, American magician (b. 1888)
  • 1945 – Ernst-Robert Grawitz, German physician (b. 1899)
  • 1947 – Hans Biebow, German SS officer (b. 1902)
  • 1947 – Willa Cather, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1873)
  • 1948 – Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer (b. 1863)
  • 1954 – Guy Mairesse, French race car driver (b. 1910)
  • 1960 – Max von Laue, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
  • 1961 – Lee Moran, American actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1962 – Milt Franklyn, American composer (b. 1897)
  • 1964 – Gerhard Domagk, German pathologist and bacteriologist (b. 1895)
  • 1965 – Louise Dresser, American actress (b. 1878)
  • 1966 – Simon Chikovani, Georgian poet and author (b. 1902)
  • 1967 – Vladimir Komarov, Russian pilot, engineer, and cosmonaut (b. 1927)
  • 1967 – Robert Richards, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of South Australia (b. 1885)
  • 1968 – Walter Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
  • 1970 – Otis Spann, American singer and pianist (b. 1930)
  • 1972 – Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (b. 1892)
  • 1974 – Bud Abbott, American comedian and producer (b. 1895)
  • 1975 – Pete Ham, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
  • 1976 – Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (b. 1890)
  • 1980 – Alejo Carpentier, Swiss-Cuban musicologist and author (b. 1904)
  • 1982 – Ville Ritola, Finnish runner (b. 1896)
  • 1983 – Erol Güngör, Turkish sociologist, psychologist, and academic (b. 1938)
  • 1983 – Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 1984 – Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Spanish author (b. 1891)
  • 1993 – Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer and activist (b. 1917)
  • 1993 – Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese philosopher and theorist (b. 1917)
  • 1995 – Lodewijk Bruckman, Dutch painter (b. 1903)
  • 1997 – Allan Francovich, American director and producer (b. 1941)
  • 1997 – Pat Paulsen, American comedian and activist (b. 1927)
  • 1997 – Eugene Stoner, American engineer, designed the AR-15 rifle (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – Josef Peters, German race car driver (b. 1914)
  • 2001 – Johnny Valentine, American wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 2002 – Lucien Wercollier, Luxembourgian sculptor (b. 1908)
  • 2003 – Nüzhet Gökdoğan, Turkish astronomer and mathematician (b. 1910)
  • 2004 – José Giovanni, French-Swiss director and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founded Estée Lauder Companies (b. 1906)
  • 2005 – Ezer Weizman, Israeli general and politician, 7th President of Israel (b. 1924)
  • 2005 – Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist and academic (b. 1910)
  • 2006 – Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2006 – Moshe Teitelbaum, Romanian-American rabbi and author (b. 1914)
  • 2008 – Jimmy Giuffre, American clarinet player, and saxophonist, and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2011 – Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philanthropist (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Hans Hollein, Austrian architect, designed Haas House (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Sandy Jardine, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Shobha Nagi Reddy, Indian politician (b. 1968)
  • 2014 – Tadeusz Różewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1922)
  • 2016 – Tommy Kono, American weightlifter and coach (b. 1930)
  • 2017 – Robert Pirsig, American author and philosopher (b. 1928)
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Holidays and observances

  • Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (Armenia, France)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Benedict Menni
    • Dermot of Armagh
    • Dyfnan of Anglesey
    • Ecgberht of Ripon
    • Fidelis of Sigmaringen
    • Gregory of Elvira
    • Ivo of Ramsey
    • Johann Walter (Lutheran)
    • Mary of Clopas
    • Mary Euphrasia Pelletier
    • Mellitus
    • Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur
    • Salome (disciple)
    • Wilfrid (Church of England)
    • William Firmatus
    • April 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Concord Day (Niger)
  • Democracy Day (Nepal)
  • Earliest day on which Arbor Day can fall, while April 30 is the latest; celebrated on the last Friday in April. (United States)
  • Earliest day on which Turkmen Racing Horse Festival can fall, while April 30 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday in April. (Turkmenistan)
  • Fashion Revolution Day, and its related observances:
    • Labour Safety Day (Bangladesh, proposed)
  • National Panchayati Raj Day (India)
  • Republic Day (The Gambia)
  • World Day for Laboratory Animals
  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • Historical Events on April 24
  • Today in Canadian History

April 24 National Days, the conclusion

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