Historical Events In April - 02
Sunday, 28 February 2021
1979 On this day in history carroll D Rosenbloom, LA Rams president, dies at 72
1980 On this day in history wayne Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in a season
1980 On this day in history dick Howorth, cricketer (Engld slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies
1981 On April - 02 a Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400
1982 Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands the start of the war with England on April - 02.
1982 On this day in history argentinian forces invade the British run Falkland Islands
1984 Georgetown beats Houston for NCAA basketball title on April - 02.
1986 On this day in history 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
1986 On April - 02 george Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans
1987 Buddy Rich drummer/orch leader (Away We Go), dies at 69 on April - 02.
1987 Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69 on April - 02.
1989 Wrestlemania V-Hulk Hogan beats Randy "Macho Man" Savage on this day in history.
1990 On April - 02 aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85
1992 Country singer Wynonna Judd's first appearance as a single act on this day in history.
1992 In Guelph Ontario a stable fire kills 69 horses at Mohawk Raceway; worst racetrack fire in Canadian history on April - 02.
1992 On April - 02 john Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos
1992 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands on this day in history.
1992 Paula Kelly, singer/actress (Sweet Charity), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1993 Eugenie Leontovitch, actress (4 Sons, Homicidal), dies at 93 on April - 02.
1994 On April - 02 richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79
1995 On this day in history more than 80 top Australian rugby league players sign with Super League
1995 On this day in history hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86
1997 Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86 on this day in history.
2000 French archaeologists announce they have discovered the remains of a 4,000-year-old queen's pyramid south of Cairo, complete with texts of special prayers previously found only with kings on April - 02.
2005 Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him on this day in history.
2007 The Solomon Islands is shaken by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, and hit by a subsequent tsunami on this day in history.
2007 Smoke ban in enclosed places in Wales on April - 02.
2012 On April - 02 oikos University, Oakland shooting kills seven people and injures 3
2013 On April - 02 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
2017 On April - 02 attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead
2017 On April - 02 american golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement
2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game: Villanova defeat Michigan 79–62 in San Antonio, Texas on April - 02.
2019 Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns as President of Algeria amid widespread protests, after nearly two decades in office on April - 02.
2020 On April - 02 number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 1 million, with 1,002,159 cases and 51,485 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University Learn More