Historical Events In April - 08
Thursday, 24 September 2020
1950 Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR on this day in history.
1950 On this day in history "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
1950 On April - 08 albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
1951 On April - 08 first of 4 detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test
1952 On April - 08 big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe &Gamow
1952 On April - 08 pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
1953 On this day in history dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN
1954 Army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC on this day in history.
1954 On April - 08 uS Air Force Academy established
1954 On this day in history "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs
1955 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
1957 On this day in history frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
1959 On April - 08 gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
1960 Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee on April - 08.
1960 On this day in history rCA (TV &Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched
1960 U Nu elected premier of Burma on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
1961 On this day in history jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
1961 "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs on this day in history.
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 this day in history 35th Academy Awards
1963 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies on April - 08.
1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years on April - 08.
1964 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched on April - 08.
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 The Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna" on this day in history.
1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King on April - 08.
1969 1st Baseball game in Canada on April - 08.
1969 On April - 08 arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78