Historical Events In April - 02
Thursday, 13 May 2021
1979 On April - 02 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 April - 02 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 this day in history.
1982 Argentinian forces invade the British run Falkland Islands on this day in history.
1984 Georgetown beats Houston for NCAA basketball title on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
1986 On this day in history george Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans
1987 On April - 02 buddy Rich drummer/orch leader (Away We Go), dies at 69
1987 On April - 02 buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69
1989 On this day in history wrestlemania V-Hulk Hogan beats Randy "Macho Man" Savage
1990 On this day in history 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 April - 02.
1992 In Guelph Ontario a stable fire kills 69 horses at Mohawk Raceway; worst racetrack fire in Canadian history on April - 02.
1992 John Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos on this day in history.
1992 On April - 02 space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
1992 On April - 02 paula Kelly, singer/actress (Sweet Charity), dies at 72
1993 Eugenie Leontovitch, actress (4 Sons, Homicidal), dies at 93 on this day in history.
1994 Richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79 on April - 02.
1995 On April - 02 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 this day in history.
2005 On this day in history pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him.
2007 The Solomon Islands is shaken by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, and hit by a subsequent tsunami on April - 02.
2007 On this day in history smoke ban in enclosed places in Wales
2012 Oikos University, Oakland shooting kills seven people and injures 3 on this day in history.
2013 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico on this day in history.
2017 Attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead on April - 02.
2017 American golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement on this day in history.
2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game: Villanova defeat Michigan 79–62 in San Antonio, Texas on this day in history.
2019 On April - 02 abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns as President of Algeria amid widespread protests, after nearly two decades in office.
2020 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 on this day in history.