Highlights of this day in history: An aborted mission to free American hostages in Iran ends in disaster; Ireland's 'Easter Rising' begins; Armenians face mass deportation during World War I; Singer Barbra Streisand born. (April 24)
- 1936 Jill Ireland, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England;
- 1942 Barbra Streisand, American singer/actress/award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, NY;
- 1942 Richard M Daley, (mayor-D-Chicago);
- 1954 Vince Ferragamo, retired NFL quarterback (LA Rams);
- 1982 Kelly Clarkson, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol, born in Fort Worth, Texas.