Historical Events In April - 02
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1944 On April - 02 mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71
1945 On April - 02 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa
1947 UN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship on this day in history.
1947 On this day in history carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome
1947 Joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies on this day in history.
1950 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting on April - 02.
1951 First Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton on this day in history.
1951 Simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on April - 02.
1951 On April - 02 simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
1952 On this day in history bernard Lyot inventor (chronograph), dies
1952 On this day in history bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
1953 On this day in history raab forms his 1st government in Austria
1953 On April - 02 jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56
1954 Plans to build Disneyland first announced on April - 02.
1954 Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26] on April - 02.
1955 Halifax Nova Scotia the opening of Angus L. Macdonald Bridge linking Halifax and Dartmouth and I was there on this day in history.
1955 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright on this day in history.
1956 Soap operas "As the World Turns" &"Edge of Night" premieres on TV on April - 02.
1956 Peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet," premieres in Manchester on this day in history.
1956 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82 on April - 02.
1957 On April - 02 in Toronto 22-year-old Elvis Presley plays two concerts before 23,000 people at Maple Leaf Gardens; his second concert, before 15,000 fans
1958 On April - 02 last load of bitumen on Pacific Highway between Sydney and Brisbane is laid 18km south of Taree, NSW.
1958 National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA on this day in history.
1958 Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record) on this day in history.
1958 Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens on this day in history.
1959 On April - 02 benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79
1960 USS Glacier begins 12 days of relief operations, providing helicopter and boat transportation and emergency supplies to residents of Paramaribo, Brazil after floods on April - 02.
1960 Cuba buys oil from USSR on this day in history.
1961 On April - 02 august Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67
1962 On this day in history the first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
1963 Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km) on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
1964 USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned on April - 02.
1964 Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria on April - 02.