Historical Events In April - 02
Wednesday, 06 July 2022
1979 On April - 02 carroll D Rosenbloom, LA Rams president, dies at 72
1980 Wayne Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in a season on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history dick Howorth, cricketer (Engld slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies
1981 A Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400 on this day in history.
1982 Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands the start of the war with England on this day in history.
1982 On April - 02 argentinian forces invade the British run Falkland Islands
1984 Georgetown beats Houston for NCAA basketball title on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
1986 On this day in history george Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans
1987 Buddy Rich drummer/orch leader (Away We Go), dies at 69 on April - 02.
1987 Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69 on April - 02.
1989 On April - 02 wrestlemania V-Hulk Hogan beats Randy "Macho Man" Savage
1990 Aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history country singer Wynonna Judd's first appearance as a single act
1992 On April - 02 in Guelph Ontario a stable fire kills 69 horses at Mohawk Raceway; worst racetrack fire in Canadian history.
1992 John Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos on this day in history.
1992 On April - 02 space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
1992 Paula Kelly, singer/actress (Sweet Charity), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1993 Eugenie Leontovitch, actress (4 Sons, Homicidal), dies at 93 on this day in history.
1994 Richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79 on this day in history.
1995 On April - 02 more than 80 top Australian rugby league players sign with Super League
1995 On April - 02 hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86
1997 On this day in history tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86
2000 On April - 02 french archaeologists announce they have discovered the remains of a 4,000-year-old queen's pyramid south of Cairo, complete with texts of special prayers previously found only with kings
2005 Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him on April - 02.
2007 On April - 02 the Solomon Islands is shaken by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, and hit by a subsequent tsunami.
2007 Smoke ban in enclosed places in Wales on this day in history.
2012 Oikos University, Oakland shooting kills seven people and injures 3 on this day in history.
2013 On this day in history 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
2017 On April - 02 attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead
2017 American golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement on this day in history.
2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game: Villanova defeat Michigan 79–62 in San Antonio, Texas on April - 02.
2019 On April - 02 abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns as President of Algeria amid widespread protests, after nearly two decades in office.
2020 Number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 1 million, with 1,002,159 cases and 51,485 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University Learn More on April - 02.