Historical Events In April - 08
Wednesday, 03 March 2021
1950 On April - 08 unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR
1950 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances on this day in history.
1950 On this day in history albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
1951 On this day in history first of 4 detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test
1952 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe &Gamow on April - 08.
1952 On April - 08 pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
1953 Dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN on April - 08.
1954 On April - 08 army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC
1954 On April - 08 uS Air Force Academy established
1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs on April - 08.
1955 On this day in history goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter
1956 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289 on April - 08.
1957 On April - 08 frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
1959 On this day in history gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
1960 Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee on this day in history.
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 April - 08 neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
1961 Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye on April - 08.
1961 On April - 08 "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 NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike on this day in history.
1963 Soap operas "General Hospital" &"The Doctors" premier on TV on this day in history.
1963 On April - 08 35th Academy Awards
1963 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies on April - 08.
1964 On this day in history john Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1964 On this day in history unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1965 On April - 08 erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
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 this day in history.
1968 On April - 08 the Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna".
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 this day in history.
1969 On April - 08 arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78