On this day: January 24

Posted: 5:50 PM EST Jan 23, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Jan 24, 2016

The California Gold Rush begins, the Eskimo Pie is patented, Jackie Robinson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the first Apple Macintosh goes on sale, all on this day.

OTD January 24 - Pernell Roberts
1 / 39
NBC Television

2010: Actor and singer Pernell Roberts, the last surviving star of the TV western "Bonanza," dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81 in Malibu, California. Besides playing Ben Cartwright's eldest son, Adam Cartwright, on "Bonanza," Roberts also is best known for playing chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on "Trapper John, M.D."

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    Nigel Parry/CNN

    Election 2016: Former VP contenders

    Leading up to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton announcing their vice president picks, there was a lot of speculation about who was in consideration. Take a look at who had been in the running for the No. 2 spot.

On this Day

  • Comet Hale-Bopp file photo

    U.S. Navy

    On this day: July 23

    Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.