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Historical Events In April - 04

Friday, 03 July 2020

1968  On April - 04 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 perfs  

1968  Martin Luther King Jr, assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39 on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history dr Denton Cooley implants 1st temporary artificial heart  

1970  On this day in history byron Foulger actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70  

1970  Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson on this day in history.  

1970  Byron Foulger, actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1971  "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances on this day in history.  

1971  On April - 04 marine clay under houses liquifies, 31 die (St-Jean-Vianney Qu‚bec)  

1972  1st electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating on April - 04.  

1972  On April - 04 adam Clayton Powell Jr (Rep-D-NY), dies at 63  

1972  Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1974  On April - 04 hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th  

1975  On this day in history c5A Galaxy on military charter crashes, taking 155 lives (Saigon)  

1975  Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes on this day in history.  

1975  USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155 on April - 04.  

1976  On this day in history 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin  

1976  On April - 04 n Chernykh discovers asteroid #2369 Chekhov  

1976  On this day in history seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand  

1977  Sarah Michelle Gellar born on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82  

1978  On this day in history gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70  

1979  On this day in history edgar Buchanan actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction), dies at 77  

1979  On April - 04 jane M Byrne (D), elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago IL  

1979  On April - 04 zulfiqar Ali Bhutto former Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan  

1979  Edgar Buchanan, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction), dies at 77 on April - 04.  

1980  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on April - 04.  

1981  On April - 04 brad Johnson actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56  

1981  On April - 04 henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)  

1981  Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56 on April - 04.  

1982  11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little on April - 04.  

1983  On this day in history 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship North Carolina State beats Houston 54-52  

1983  On this day in history 6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched  

1983  Gloria Swanson actress, dies at 84 of a heart ailment on April - 04.  

1983  Jacqueline Logan silent film leading lady, dies at 78 on April - 04.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0186  On April - 04 birth of caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)  

1492  Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564) was born on this day in history.  

1527  Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer was born on April - 04.  

1572  On April - 04 birth of william Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)  

1593  Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669) was born on April - 04.  

1646  Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715) was born on this day in history.  

1648  Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver was born on this day in history.  

1688  Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0397  Ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies on April - 04.  

0636  On this day in history death of saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560)  

0896  Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies on this day in history.  

1229  Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies on April - 04.  

1284  On this day in history alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62  

1292  On this day in history nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies  

1305  Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217) on this day in history.  

1393  Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies on April - 04.  

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