Historical Events In April - 08
Friday, 04 December 2020
1950 Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR on this day in history.
1950 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances on April - 08.
1950 On April - 08 albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
1951 On April - 08 first of 4 detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test
1952 On April - 08 big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe &Gamow
1952 Pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike on this day in history.
1953 Dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC
1954 US Air Force Academy established on this day in history.
1954 On April - 08 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs
1955 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter on April - 08.
1956 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289 on this day in history.
1957 Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies on April - 08.
1959 On April - 08 gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
1960 On this day in history mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
1960 RCA (TV &Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched on this day in history.
1960 U Nu elected premier of Burma on this day in history.
1960 On April - 08 neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
1961 Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye on this day in history.
1961 "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs on this day in history.
1962 On April - 08 accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1963 NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike on April - 08.
1963 On this day in history soap operas "General Hospital" &"The Doctors" premier on TV
1963 35th Academy Awards on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years on this day in history.
1964 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched on April - 08.
1965 On April - 08 erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
1966 On this day in history aFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner
1966 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79 on April - 08.
1968 On April - 08 the Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna".
1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King on April - 08.
1969 On April - 08 1st Baseball game in Canada
1969 On April - 08 arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78