This Day in History for 8th April (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 164 of 164

1971 - 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
1972 - Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ
1973 - Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.
1974 - Discovery Island opens
1974 - Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta
1975 - 47th Academy Awards - "The Godfather Part II", Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win
1975 - Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball mgr (Cleve, beats NY 5-3)
1976 - 1976 NFL Draft: Lee Roy Selmon from University of Oklahoma first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1977 - Israeli premier Rabin resigns
1979 - "Carmelina" opens at St James Theater NYC for 17 performances
1979 - 204th & final episode of "All in the Family"
1979 - 8th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
1979 - People's Republic of China joins IOC
1980 - Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings & set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1981 - Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs
1982 - Penguins 2-Isles 4-Preliminary-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1982 - Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
1984 - 13th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
1984 - 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: Lonely Lady wins
1985 - "Leader of the Pack" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 perfs
1985 - Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix
1985 - India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
1986 - Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel California, Make his day
1989 - 1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
1990 - "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
1990 - "Twin Peaks" with Peggy Lipton premieres on ABC-TV
1990 - 54th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick FaldoGolfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo 1990 - King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
1990 - Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1990 - Norwegian ferry Scandinavian Star catches fire; 159 people die
1990 - New Democracy wins the national election in Greece.
1991 - "I Hate Hamlet" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances
1991 - Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, paralyzed in a car accident
1991 - Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement
1991 - Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of pancreas
1991 - Oakland A's stadium becomes 1st outdoor arena in USA to ban smoking
1992 - "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 perfs
1992 - After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" final issue
1993 - Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks)
1993 - STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit
1994 - Atlanta Brave Kent Mercker no-hits Dodgers, 6-0
1994 - Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1994 - Japans premier Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
1994 - Smoking banned in Pentagon & all US military bases
1995 - BPAA US Open won by Dave Husted
1995 - Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1996 - Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title
1997 - Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
1997 - STS 83 (Columbia 22) lands
1999 - Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
2000 - Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona.
2001 - 65th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 272
2004 - Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
UA Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center while the north tower burnsUA Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center while the north tower burns

2004 - U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 Commission.
2006 - Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
2007 - 71st Golf Masters Championship: Zach Johnson wins, shooting a 289
2008 - The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines completes, in Bahrain.
Writer and playwright Günter GrassWriter and playwright Günter Grass 2012 - Günter Grass labelled persona non gratta by Israeli internal affairs minister Eli Yishai
2012 - Pope Benedict XVI calls for an end to Syrian blood shed in papal Easter message
2012 - 76th Golf Masters Championship: Bubba Watson wins, shooting a 278
2013 - 15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus
2013 - 163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan
2013 - Filip Vujanović’s election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission
2014 - Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 240

1925 - Shecky Greene, comedian/actor (Love Machine, Combat), born in Chicago, Illinois
1926 - Henry N. Cobb, American architect
1926 - Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian
1928 - Eric Porter, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), born in London, England
1928 - John Gavin, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale), born in Los Angeles, California
1928 - Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO (NVSH)
1928 - Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
1928 - Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
1928 - Fred Ebb, Manhattan NY, American composer, (d. 2004)
1929 - Jacques Brel, Belgium, singer/actor (Pain in the A__)
1929 - Renzo de Felice, historian
1929 - WIlliam K Everson, film historian
1929 - Walter Berry, Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
1930 - Dorothy Tutin, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England
1930 - John Bartholomew Tucker, Pa, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)
1930 - John Reardon, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus), born in NYC, New York
1930 - Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
1930 - Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
1930 - Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
1932 - John Gavin, actor (Felony, Jennifer, House of Shadows), born in Los Angeles, California
1933 - Jaroslav Smolka, composer
1934 - Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (d. 2007)
1935 - Albert G Bustamante, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )
1935 - Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire
1935 - Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
1936 - Klaus Lowitsch, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun), born in Berlin, Germany
1937 - Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
1937 - Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter (NY Times)
1938 - Barton Keith McLean, composer
1938 - Lory Patrick, Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo)
1938 - Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
1940 - John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
1941 - Peggy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
1941 - Dame Vivienne Westwood, Tintwistle England, English fashion designer
1942 - Douglas Trumbull, director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)
1942 - Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
1942 - Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1943 - Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1943 - J P Kavanaugh, racehorse trainer
1943 - Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
1943 - Robby Weaver, actor (Stone)
1943 - Tony Banks, English politician (Lab)
1943 - William Garth Morrison, Chief scout
1943 - James Herbert, horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
1944 - Anthony Farrar Hockley, military historian
1944 - Christoph Hein, writer
1944 - Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
1944 - Santiago Jimenez Jr, US accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin)
1944 - Odd Nerdrum, Norwegian painter
1945 - Ian White, MEP
1945 - Derrick Walker, British racing team owner
1946 - Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)
1946 - Stuart Pankin, Phila, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)
1946 - Tim Thomerson, American actor
1947 - Cindy Pickett, Norman Oklahoma, actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere)
1947 - Hsiao-hsien Hou, dir (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)
1947 - Steve Howe, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout), born in London, England
1947 - Tom DeLay, Laredo, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006)
1947 - Robert Kiyosaki, American investor
1948 - Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Rick-Simon & Simon, Major Dad)
Bank Robber Robert Alan LitchfieldBank Robber Robert Alan Litchfield (1948) 1948 - Robert Alan Litchfield, Mass, bank robber (FBI most wanted in the 1980s)
1948 - Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
1949 - Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1950 - Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
1952 - Adam Woods, rock drummer/pianist (Fixx)
1954 - Gary Carter, catcher (Mont Expos, NY Mets)
1954 - John Schneider, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard)
1954 - G.V. Loganathan, American professor (d. 2007)
1955 - John Campbell, harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
1955 - Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
1955 - Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
1955 - David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician
1956 - Christine Boisson, French actress
1956 - Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer
1957 - Fred Smerlas, American football player
1959 - Franklyn Stephenson, cricketer (great all-rounder)
1959 - Martin Weston, cricketer
1960 - John Schneider, American actor
1961 - Richard Hatch, American reality television personality
1962 - Izzy Stradlin, [Jeff Isabelle], Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns & Roses)
1963 - Alec Stewart, cricketer (son of Micky/opening bat Occasional WK)
1963 - Erica Terwillegar, Nelsonville NJ, lugist
1963 - Julian Lennon, singer (Too Late for Goodbyes) and son of John, born in Liverpool, England
1963 - Terry Porter, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1963 - Seth Tobias, American financial commentator (d. 2007)
1964 - Biz Markie, rocker (Meteor Man, Townsend Television)
1964 - Valinda Hilleary, Littleton Co, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1993)
1964 - Lisa Guerrero, American sports broadcaster
1964 - John McGinlay, Scottish footballer
Actress Robin Wright PennActress Robin Wright Penn (1966) 1966 - Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Tx, actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride)
1966 - Mazinho, Brazilian footballer
1966 - Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
1967 - Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin, cricketer (WI like his namesake)
1967 - Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
1968 - Don Davey, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968 - Patricia Arquette, actress (Ed Wood, Nightmare on Elm Street 3), born in NYC, New York
1968 - Patricia Girard-Léno, French athlete (100 m hurdles)
1969 - Steve Jackson, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970 - Derek D Brown, Wash DC, team handball right wing (Olympics-1996)
1970 - Gerald Vaughn, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 110 of 110

2008 - Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (b. 1928)
2008 - John Button, Australian politician (b. 1933)
2008 - Stanley Kamel, American actor (b. 1943)
2010 - Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
2010 - Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
2010 - Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
2011 - Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist dies aged 100
2012 - Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (2013) 2013 - Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87
2014 - The Ultimate Warrior, American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54

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