Historical Events In April - 02
Friday, 03 July 2020
1944 On April - 02 mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71
1945 On this day in history 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa
1947 On April - 02 uN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship
1947 On April - 02 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 On this day in history wTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 First Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton on this day in history.
1951 On April - 02 simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
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 April - 02 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 Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56 on this day in history.
1954 Plans to build Disneyland first announced on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]
1955 Halifax Nova Scotia the opening of Angus L. Macdonald Bridge linking Halifax and Dartmouth and I was there on April - 02.
1955 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright on this day in history.
1956 On April - 02 soap operas "As the World Turns" &"Edge of Night" premieres on TV
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 this day in history.
1957 On this day in history 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 On April - 02 national Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA
1958 On April - 02 wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)
1958 On this day in history antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens
1959 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79 on April - 02.
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 On April - 02 cuba buys oil from USSR
1961 On April - 02 august Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67
1962 The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
1963 USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km on this day in history.
1964 USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned on this day in history.
1964 Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria on this day in history.