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Historical Events For April - 08

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

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  On this day in history "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances  

1970  Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies on April - 08.  

1971  On April - 08 united Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership  

1971  On this day in history uS/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere  

1971  1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York) on this day in history.  

1972  30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on April - 08.  

1972  On this day in history major league baseball players stages first collective strike  

1972  On April - 08 alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ  

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1973  On April - 08 japan allows its citizens to own gold  

1973  Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91  

1974  Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruths home run record by collecting his 715th round-tripper on this day in history.  

1974  Pioneer Hall opens on April - 08.  

1974  On this day in history discovery Island opens  

1976  On April - 08 freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63  

1976  On April - 08 n Chernykh discovers asteroid #2206 Gabrova, #2312 Duboshin, #2361 Gogol, #2606 Odessa, #2722 Abalakin, #2734 Hasek,  

1976  Phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35 on April - 08.  

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  Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83 on April - 08.  

1979  Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist  

1981  E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on this day in history.  

1981  On April - 08 norman Taurog, dies  

1982  US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama on April - 08.  

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

1984  Marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA on April - 08.  

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

1986  World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel on April - 08.  

1987  On April - 08 francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90  

1988  On this day in history jim Jordan radio's Fibber McGee, dies at 91 in a fall  

1990  On April - 08 cBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger  

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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 April - 08 birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on this day in history.  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on this day in history.  

1605  On April - 08 birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29  

0956  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1492  On April - 08 lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies  

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

1537  On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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