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Historical Events In April - 08

Sunday, 07 August 2022

1970  John &Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations on this day in history.  

1970  On April - 08 l Chernykh discovers asteroid 1805 Dirikis, 1957 Angara &1976 Kaverin  

1970  "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances on April - 08.  

1970  Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies on April - 08.  

1971  United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership on April - 08.  

1971  On April - 08 uS/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere  

1971  1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York) on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico  

1972  On this day in history major league baseball players stages first collective strike  

1972  Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ on this day in history.  

1973  On April - 08 japan allows its citizens to own gold  

1973  Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place on this day in history.  

1973  Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

1974  Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record by collecting his 715th round-tripper on this day in history.  

1974  On April - 08 pioneer Hall opens  

1974  On this day in history discovery Island opens  

1976  Freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history n Chernykh discovers asteroid #2206 Gabrova, #2312 Duboshin, #2361 Gogol, #2606 Odessa, #2722 Abalakin, #2734 Hasek,  

1976  On April - 08 phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35  

1977  NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71  

1978  On April - 08 ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83  

1979  Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah on April - 08.  

1980  Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist on this day in history.  

1981  E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on April - 08.  

1981  On April - 08 norman Taurog, dies  

1982  On April - 08 uS formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama  

1984  On this day in history 8 men record longest distance rowed in 24 hours at 13 miles  

1984  On this day in history marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA  

1986  US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in the Irish Sea on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history world oil prices dip below $10 a barrel  

1987  Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1988  Jim Jordan radio's Fibber McGee, dies at 91 in a fall on this day in history.  

1990  CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger on April - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  On this day in history birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)  

1460  On April - 08 birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

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

1541  On this day in history 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  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on this day in history.  

1631  On April - 08 birth of cornelis de Heem, painter  

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  On this day in history john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident  

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

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on this day in history.  

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

1498  On April - 08 death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  

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

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