Today in History for April 2001
Events 1 - 8 of 8
1st - 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at St Louis
1st - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, which is the first country to allow it.
1st - Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.
2nd - 63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Metrodome Minneapolis
7th - Mars Odyssey is launched.
11th - The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released.
28th - Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.
30th - The Mitchell Report on the Arab-Israeli conflict is published.
Weddings 1 - 2 of 2
4th - Actress and model Brooke Shields (35) weds sitcom writer Chris Henchy (37) in Catalina Island, California
18th - NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California
Deaths 1 - 23 of 23
1st - Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (b. 1919)
1st - Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)
1st - Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (b. 1908)
2nd - Charles Daudelin, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
2nd - Jennifer Syme, American actress (b. 1972)
4th - Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American custom car designer (b. 1932)
5th - Brother Theodore, German comedian (b. 1906)
6th - Charles Pettigrew, American singer (b. 1963)
7th - David Graf, American actor (b. 1950)
7th - Beatrice Straight, American actress (b. 1914)
9th - Willie Stargell, American baseball player (b. 1940)
11th - Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
11th - Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1921)
12th - Harvey Ball, American inventor (b. 1921)
13th - Robert Moon, American postal inspector (b. 1917)
14th - Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)
14th - Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
15th - Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
16th - Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)
20th - Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
24th - Al Hibbler, American singer (b. 1915)
24th - Leon Sullivan, African-American civil rights leader and pastor (b. 1922)
25th - Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)