April 24 in History
1946April 24, 1946:
The One-act ballet titled "Symphonic Variations" makes its debut in London. César Franck produced the music for the act and was performed by Frederick Ashton.
1949April 24, 1949:
Rex Harrison wins the “Best Actor (Play)” award at the Tony Awards. Other recipients at the ceremony include Ray Bolger (Actor-Musical) and Shirley Booth (Best Actress for Supporting or Featured).
1953April 24, 1953:
1959April 24, 1959:
American R&B group, The Drifters, releases their single titled "There Goes My Baby". It was written by George Treadwell, Ben E. King, and Lover Patterson.
1972April 24, 1972:
English singer, John Lennon drops "Woman Is The Ni--er Of The World." The song is part of his album dubbed “Some Time in New York City”.
1985April 24, 1985:
Carolyn Lizer receives a Pulitzer award for her work titled "Yin". She’s also known for her numerous literary works which include “Cool, Calm, and Collected” and “The Nearness of You”.
1989April 24, 1989:
American singer, Tom Petty, releases his maiden studio album as a solo performer which is named “Full Moon Fever”. It was produced by Mike Campbell, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne.
1991April 24, 1991:
American songwriter and singer, Garth Brooks, wins the “Entertainer of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony. He was also given the “Male Vocalist of the Year” award.
2005April 24, 2005:
The Broadway musical titled “Good Vibrations” comes to an end. Before its closure, the show was performed 94 times. It was also a tribute to the Beach Boys group.
2010April 24, 2010:
Documentary film titled "No Woman, No Cry" is released. It becomes the first film directed by American filmmaker and model, Christy Turlington.