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Historical Events For April - 08

Friday, 24 February 2017

1970  John &Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations on this day in history.  

1970  L Chernykh discovers asteroid 1805 Dirikis, 1957 Angara &1976 Kaverin on this day in history.  

1970  "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances on April - 08.  

1970  Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies on this day in history.  

1971  United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership on this day in history.  

1971  US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere on April - 08.  

1971  On April - 08 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)  

1972  On this day in history 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico  

1972  Major league baseball players stages first collective strike on this day in history.  

1972  Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ on April - 08.  

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1973  Japan allows its citizens to own gold on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.  

1973  On April - 08 pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91  

1974  On April - 08 hank Aaron broke Babe Ruths home run record by collecting his 715th round-tripper.  

1974  Pioneer Hall opens on April - 08.  

1974  On this day in history discovery Island opens  

1976  Freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1976  N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2206 Gabrova, #2312 Duboshin, #2361 Gogol, #2606 Odessa, #2722 Abalakin, #2734 Hasek, on this day in history.  

1976  On April - 08 phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35  

1977  On April - 08 nFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games  

1977  Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83  

1979  On this day in history iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah  

1980  On April - 08 wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist  

1981  On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante  

1981  Norman Taurog, dies on April - 08.  

1982  On April - 08 uS formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama  

1984  On April - 08 8 men record longest distance rowed in 24 hours at 13 miles  

1984  Marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA on this day in history.  

1986  US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in the Irish Sea on April - 08.  

1986  World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90  

1988  Jim Jordan radio's Fibber McGee, dies at 91 in a fall on this day in history.  

1990  CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367) was born on April - 08.  

1460  On this day in history birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

1533  On this day in history birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on April - 08.  

1582  On April - 08 birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on April - 08.  

1631  On April - 08 birth of cornelis de Heem, painter  

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Famous Deaths In April - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0217  Death of Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on this day in history.  

0956  On April - 08 death of gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

1143  On this day in history john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident  

1364  Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on April - 08.  

1461  On April - 08 death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on this day in history.  

1498  Death of Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on April - 08.  

1537  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.  

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