Historical Events In April - 02
Friday, 07 August 2020
1944 Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71 on April - 02.
1945 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa on April - 02.
1947 On April - 02 uN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship
1947 Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome on April - 02.
1947 Joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies on this day in history.
1950 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting on April - 02.
1951 On April - 02 first Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton.
1951 Simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on this day in history.
1951 Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on April - 02.
1952 On April - 02 bernard Lyot inventor (chronograph), dies
1952 On April - 02 bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
1953 On April - 02 raab forms his 1st government in Austria
1953 On April - 02 jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56
1954 Plans to build Disneyland first announced on this day in history.
1954 On April - 02 plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]
1955 On April - 02 halifax Nova Scotia the opening of Angus L. Macdonald Bridge linking Halifax and Dartmouth and I was there
1955 On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1956 On April - 02 soap operas "As the World Turns" &"Edge of Night" premieres on TV
1956 On April - 02 peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet," premieres in Manchester
1956 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82 on April - 02.
1957 In Toronto 22-year-old Elvis Presley plays two concerts before 23,000 people at Maple Leaf Gardens; his second concert, before 15,000 fans on this day in history.
1958 On April - 02 last load of bitumen on Pacific Highway between Sydney and Brisbane is laid 18km south of Taree, NSW.
1958 National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA on this day in history.
1958 Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record) on April - 02.
1958 On this day in history antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens
1959 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79 on April - 02.
1960 On this day in history uSS Glacier begins 12 days of relief operations, providing helicopter and boat transportation and emergency supplies to residents of Paramaribo, Brazil after floods.
1960 Cuba buys oil from USSR on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history august Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67
1962 The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London on this day in history.
1963 On April - 02 explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
1963 USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km on this day in history.
1964 On April - 02 uSSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
1964 Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria on this day in history.