Historical Events In April - 08
Monday, 19 April 2021
1950 Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR on April - 08.
1950 On April - 08 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
1950 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63 on April - 08.
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 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 Army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC on April - 08.
1954 On April - 08 uS Air Force Academy established
1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs on April - 08.
1955 On April - 08 goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter
1956 On April - 08 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
1957 On this day in history frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
1959 On this day in history gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
1960 Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee on this day in history.
1960 RCA (TV &Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched on this day in history.
1960 On April - 08 u Nu elected premier of Burma
1960 Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties on this day in history.
1961 Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye on April - 08.
1961 On April - 08 "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs
1962 On April - 08 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 this day in history.
1963 35th Academy Awards on April - 08.
1963 On this day in history len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
1964 On this day in history john Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1964 On April - 08 unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1965 On April - 08 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 April - 08 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 Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78 on April - 08.