Historical Events In April - 08
Thursday, 06 May 2021
1950 Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR on April - 08.
1950 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances on April - 08.
1950 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63 on April - 08.
1951 On April - 08 first of 4 detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test
1952 On this day in history big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe &Gamow
1952 Pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN
1954 On this day in history army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC
1954 On this day in history uS Air Force Academy established
1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs on April - 08.
1955 On April - 08 goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter
1956 On April - 08 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
1957 On April - 08 frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
1959 On April - 08 gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
1960 On April - 08 mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
1960 RCA (TV &Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched on this day in history.
1960 U Nu elected premier of Burma on April - 08.
1960 On this day in history neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
1961 Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye on April - 08.
1961 On this day in history "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs
1962 On April - 08 accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1963 On April - 08 nYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
1963 On this day in history soap operas "General Hospital" &"The Doctors" premier on TV
1963 On this day in history 35th Academy Awards
1963 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies on this day in history.
1964 On April - 08 john Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1964 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched on April - 08.
1965 On this day in history erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
1966 On this day in history aFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner
1966 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79 on April - 08.
1968 The Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna" on this day in history.
1968 On April - 08 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 this day in history.