Historical Events In April - 02
Thursday, 15 April 2021
1944 On this day in history mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71
1945 On this day in history 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa
1947 UN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship on this day in history.
1947 Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome on this day in history.
1947 On April - 02 joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies
1950 On this day in history wTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 On this day in history first Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton.
1951 On April - 02 simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
1951 Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on April - 02.
1952 On this day in history bernard Lyot inventor (chronograph), dies
1952 On this day in history bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
1953 On April - 02 raab forms his 1st government in Austria
1953 Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56 on April - 02.
1954 Plans to build Disneyland first announced on April - 02.
1954 Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26] on this day in history.
1955 Halifax Nova Scotia the opening of Angus L. Macdonald Bridge linking Halifax and Dartmouth and I was there on this day in history.
1955 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright on this day in history.
1956 Soap operas "As the World Turns" &"Edge of Night" premieres on TV on this day in history.
1956 On April - 02 peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet," premieres in Manchester
1956 On April - 02 albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82
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 Last load of bitumen on Pacific Highway between Sydney and Brisbane is laid 18km south of Taree, NSW on April - 02.
1958 On April - 02 national Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA
1958 Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record) on April - 02.
1958 Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens on this day in history.
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 On this day in history cuba buys oil from USSR
1961 August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67 on April - 02.
1962 The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London on April - 02.
1963 Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km) on April - 02.
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.