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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  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  On April - 08 birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)  

1460  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida was born on this day in history.  

1533  On April - 08 birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

1541  On April - 08 birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  On April - 08 birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  On April - 08 birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

1605  On April - 08 birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)  

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on April - 08.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0217  On this day in history death of caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29  

0956  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on April - 08.  

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on April - 08.  

1364  Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1461  On this day in history death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on April - 08.  

1498  Death of Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on April - 08.  

1537  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on April - 08.  

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