Historical Events In April - 02
Saturday, 27 February 2021
1944 Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1945 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa on April - 02.
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 April - 02.
1950 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1951 First Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton on April - 02.
1951 Simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on this day in history.
1951 Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on this day in history.
1952 Bernard Lyot inventor (chronograph), dies on April - 02.
1952 Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55 on this day in history.
1953 Raab forms his 1st government in Austria on this day in history.
1953 Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56 on April - 02.
1954 Plans to build Disneyland first announced on April - 02.
1954 Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26] on this day in history.
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 April - 02.
1956 On this day in history 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 On April - 02 albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82
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 Last load of bitumen on Pacific Highway between Sydney and Brisbane is laid 18km south of Taree, NSW on this day in history.
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 August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67 on April - 02.
1962 On April - 02 the first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
1963 On April - 02 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 April - 02.
1964 On April - 02 josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria