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Historical Events In April - 08

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1970  On this day in history l Chernykh discovers asteroid 1805 Dirikis, 1957 Angara &1976 Kaverin  

1970  "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies  

1971  On April - 08 united Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership  

1971  US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere on April - 08.  

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

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

1972  Major league baseball players stages first collective strike on this day in history.  

1972  Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ on April - 08.  

1973  Japan allows its citizens to own gold on this day in history.  

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

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 April - 08.  

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

1976  Phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35 on this day in history.  

1977  NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games on April - 08.  

1977  On April - 08 frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71  

1978  On this day in history ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83  

1979  On April - 08 iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah  

1980  On this day in history wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist  

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

1981  Norman Taurog, dies on April - 08.  

1982  On this day in history uS formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama  

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

1984  Marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA on April - 08.  

1986  On April - 08 uS sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in the Irish Sea  

1986  World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel on April - 08.  

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

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

1990  On this day in history cBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger  

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

1533  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer was born on April - 08.  

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on this day in history.  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on April - 08.  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on April - 08.  

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on April - 08.  

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0217  Death of Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on this day in history.  

0956  On this day in history death of gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

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

1364  On April - 08 jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44  

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

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on this day in history.  

1498  Death of Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on this day in history.  

1537  On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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