Historical Events In April - 02
Thursday, 15 April 2021
1979 On this day in history 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 Dick Howorth, cricketer (Engld slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies on this day in history.
1981 A Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400 on April - 02.
1982 Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands the start of the war with England on this day in history.
1982 Argentinian forces invade the British run Falkland Islands on April - 02.
1984 Georgetown beats Houston for NCAA basketball title on April - 02.
1986 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece on this day in history.
1986 George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans on this day in history.
1987 Buddy Rich drummer/orch leader (Away We Go), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1987 Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69 on April - 02.
1989 On this day in history 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 April - 02 country singer Wynonna Judd's first appearance as a single act
1992 In Guelph Ontario a stable fire kills 69 horses at Mohawk Raceway; worst racetrack fire in Canadian history on April - 02.
1992 On April - 02 john Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos
1992 On this day in history space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
1992 Paula Kelly, singer/actress (Sweet Charity), dies at 72 on April - 02.
1993 Eugenie Leontovitch, actress (4 Sons, Homicidal), dies at 93 on this day in history.
1994 On April - 02 richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79
1995 More than 80 top Australian rugby league players sign with Super League on April - 02.
1995 On this day in history hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86
1997 Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86 on this day in history.
2000 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 on this day in history.
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 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico on this day in history.
2017 On April - 02 attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead
2017 On April - 02 american golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement
2018 On this day in history nCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game: Villanova defeat Michigan 79–62 in San Antonio, Texas
2019 Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns as President of Algeria amid widespread protests, after nearly two decades in office on April - 02.
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 this day in history.