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Historical Events In April - 02

Thursday, 09 December 2021

1944  Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71 on April - 02.  

1945  1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies  

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 April - 02.  

1951  On April - 02 simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall  

1951  Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on April - 02.  

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  Raab forms his 1st government in Austria on April - 02.  

1953  On April - 02 jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56  

1954  On April - 02 plans to build Disneyland first announced  

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 this day in history.  

1955  US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright on April - 02.  

1956  On April - 02 soap operas "As the World Turns" &"Edge of Night" premieres on TV  

1956  On this day in history peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet," premieres in Manchester  

1956  Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82 on April - 02.  

1957  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 on April - 02.  

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 April - 02.  

1958  Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record) on April - 02.  

1958  Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens on April - 02.  

1959  Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1960  Cuba buys oil from USSR on April - 02.  

1961  On this day in history august Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67  

1962  On April - 02 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 April - 02 uSSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km  

1964  On this day in history uSSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned  

1964  Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria on April - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1348  On this day in history birth of andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385)  

1565  Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599) was born on this day in history.  

1602  On April - 02 birth of maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan  

1618  On this day in history birth of francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)  

1628  On this day in history birth of constantin Christian Dedekind, composer  

1632  Georg Caspar Weckler, composer was born on April - 02.  

1653  Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708) was born on this day in history.  

1711  Jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool) was born on April - 02.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1118  On this day in history boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies  

1272  On April - 02 death of richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209)  

1335  On April - 02 death of duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265)  

1412  Death of Ruy Gonz├íles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????) on April - 02.  

1416  On April - 02 ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52  

1502  On April - 02 arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies  

1507  Death of Francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416) on April - 02.  

1640  Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45 on April - 02.  

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