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Historical Events In April - 04

Monday, 21 September 2020

1968  "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 perfs on this day in history.  

1968  On April - 04 martin Luther King Jr, assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39  

1969  Dr Denton Cooley implants 1st temporary artificial heart on April - 04.  

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

1970  Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson on April - 04.  

1970  Byron Foulger, actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70 on April - 04.  

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

1971  Marine clay under houses liquifies, 31 die (St-Jean-Vianney Qu‚bec) on this day in history.  

1972  1st electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history adam Clayton Powell Jr (Rep-D-NY), dies at 63  

1972  Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY), dies at 63 on April - 04.  

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

1975  C5A Galaxy on military charter crashes, taking 155 lives (Saigon) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1976  5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin on April - 04.  

1976  N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2369 Chekhov on this day in history.  

1976  Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand on this day in history.  

1977  On April - 04 sarah Michelle Gellar born.  

1977  Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82 on April - 04.  

1978  On April - 04 gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70  

1979  On April - 04 edgar Buchanan actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction), dies at 77  

1979  Jane M Byrne (D), elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago IL on April - 04.  

1979  Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto former Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan on this day in history.  

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  Brad Johnson actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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

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

1983  On April - 04 gloria Swanson actress, dies at 84 of a heart ailment  

1983  Jacqueline Logan silent film leading lady, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0186  Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217) was born on this day in history.  

1492  Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564) was born on April - 04.  

1527  Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer was born on this day in history.  

1572  William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621) was born on this day in history.  

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

1646  On this day in history birth of antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)  

1648  Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver was born on April - 04.  

1688  On this day in history birth of joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0397  On this day in history ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies  

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 April - 04 alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62  

1292  Nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies on this day in history.  

1305  On April - 04 death of jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217)  

1393  On this day in history floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies  

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