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Historical Events In April - 02

Monday, 16 May 2022

1979  On April - 02 carroll D Rosenbloom, LA Rams president, dies at 72  

1980  Wayne Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in a season on April - 02.  

1980  On this day in history dick Howorth, cricketer (Engld slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies  

1981  A Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400 on April - 02.  

1982  On this day in history argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands the start of the war with England  

1982  On April - 02 argentinian forces invade the British run Falkland Islands  

1984  On April - 02 georgetown beats Houston for NCAA basketball title  

1986  4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece on this day in history.  

1986  George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1989  Wrestlemania V-Hulk Hogan beats Randy "Macho Man" Savage on April - 02.  

1990  On this day in history aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85  

1992  On this day in history country singer Wynonna Judd's first appearance as a single act  

1992  In Guelph Ontario a stable fire kills 69 horses at Mohawk Raceway; worst racetrack fire in Canadian history on this day in history.  

1992  John Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos on April - 02.  

1992  On this day in history 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 April - 02.  

1994  On this day in history richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79  

1995  More than 80 top Australian rugby league players sign with Super League on April - 02.  

1995  On this day in history hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86  

1997  On April - 02 tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86  

2000  On April - 02 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  

2005  On April - 02 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 this day in history.  

2007  On April - 02 smoke ban in enclosed places in Wales  

2012  Oikos University, Oakland shooting kills seven people and injures 3 on April - 02.  

2013  9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico on this day in history.  

2017  On this day in history attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead  

2017  On this day in history american golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement  

2018  On this day in history nCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game: Villanova defeat Michigan 79–62 in San Antonio, Texas  

2019  Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns as President of Algeria amid widespread protests, after nearly two decades in office on this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history birth of cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)  

1602  On this day in history birth of maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan  

1618  Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction) was born on April - 02.  

1628  On April - 02 birth of constantin Christian Dedekind, composer  

1632  On this day in history birth of georg Caspar Weckler, composer  

1653  On this day in history birth of prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)  

1711  On April - 02 birth of jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)  

Famous Deaths In April - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1118  On April - 02 boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies  

1272  On this day in history 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 Gonzáles 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 this day in history arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies  

1507  On this day in history death of francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)  

1640  Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

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