Historical Events In April - 02
Thursday, 13 May 2021
1944 Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71 on April - 02.
1945 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa on April - 02.
1947 UN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship on April - 02.
1947 Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome on this day in history.
1947 On this day in history joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies
1950 On April - 02 wTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 On April - 02 first Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton.
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 Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55 on April - 02.
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 April - 02.
1955 On April - 02 halifax Nova Scotia the opening of Angus L. Macdonald Bridge linking Halifax and Dartmouth and I was there
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 Peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet," premieres in Manchester on April - 02.
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 this day in history 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 On April - 02 wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)
1958 Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens on this day in history.
1959 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1960 On April - 02 uSS Glacier begins 12 days of relief operations, providing helicopter and boat transportation and emergency supplies to residents of Paramaribo, Brazil after floods.
1960 Cuba buys oil from USSR on this day in history.
1961 August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67 on this day in history.
1962 On April - 02 the first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
1963 On this day in history explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
1963 On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
1964 On April - 02 uSSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
1964 On April - 02 josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria