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Historical Events Happened In April - 08

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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

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  

1973  On this day in history japan allows its citizens to own gold  

1973  Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place on April - 08.  

1973  Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

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

1974  On this day in history pioneer Hall opens  

1974  Discovery Island opens on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63  

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 April - 08 ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83  

1979  On April - 08 iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah  

1980  Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist on this day in history.  

1981  On April - 08 e Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante  

1981  On this day in history norman Taurog, dies  

1982  US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama on this day in history.  

1984  8 men record longest distance rowed in 24 hours at 13 miles on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1987  Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90 on April - 08.  

1988  On April - 08 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 April - 08 birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

1533  On April - 08 birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

1541  On this day in history birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

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

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

1605  On this day in history birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)  

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on April - 08.  

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 April - 08.  

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

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on this day in history.  

1364  On this day in history jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44  

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on April - 08.  

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

1498  On this day in history death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  

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