Historical Events In April - 08
Friday, 03 July 2020
1950 Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR on this day in history.
1950 On April - 08 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
1950 On this day in history albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
1951 On April - 08 first of 4 detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test
1952 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe &Gamow on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
1953 Dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN on this day in history.
1954 On April - 08 army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC
1954 US Air Force Academy established on this day in history.
1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs on this day in history.
1955 On April - 08 goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter
1956 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289 on this day in history.
1957 On April - 08 frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
1959 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies on April - 08.
1960 On this day in history mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
1960 On this day in history rCA (TV &Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched
1960 On April - 08 u Nu elected premier of Burma
1960 Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
1961 On this day in history "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs
1962 Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France on April - 08.
1963 On April - 08 nYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
1963 Soap operas "General Hospital" &"The Doctors" premier on TV on this day in history.
1963 On April - 08 35th Academy Awards
1963 On April - 08 len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years on April - 08.
1964 On this day in history unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1965 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70 on April - 08.
1966 AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner on this day in history.
1966 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79 on April - 08.
1968 On this day in history the Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna".
1968 On this day in history 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King
1969 1st Baseball game in Canada on April - 08.
1969 Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78 on April - 08.