Historical Events In April - 08
Monday, 03 August 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 this day in history.
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 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe &Gamow on this day in history.
1952 On April - 08 pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
1953 On April - 08 dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN
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 this day in history "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs
1955 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter on April - 08.
1956 On April - 08 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
1957 On April - 08 frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
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 On this day in history rCA (TV &Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched
1960 U Nu elected premier of Burma on this day in history.
1960 Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties on April - 08.
1961 Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs
1962 On this day in history accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1963 On April - 08 nYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
1963 Soap operas "General Hospital" &"The Doctors" premier on TV on April - 08.
1963 35th Academy Awards on this day in history.
1963 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies on this day in history.
1964 On April - 08 john Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1964 On this day in history unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1965 On this day in history erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
1966 AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history george Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
1968 On April - 08 the Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna".
1968 On this day in history 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King
1969 1st Baseball game in Canada on April - 08.
1969 On April - 08 arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78