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

Historical Events

Events 101 - 163 of 163

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 - "Godfather II", Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win
1975 - Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball mgr (Cleve, beats NY 5-3)
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
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1980 - Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings & set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
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
Actor and Director Clint EastwoodActor and Director Clint Eastwood 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
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
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick FaldoGolfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo 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
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1994 - Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
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.
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 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.
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.
2012 - Gunter Grass labelled persona non gratta by Israeli internal affairs minister Eli Yishai
265th Pope  Benedict XVI265th Pope Benedict XVI 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, Chicago Ill, comedian/actor (Love Machine, Combat)
1926 - Henry N. Cobb, American architect
1926 - Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian
1928 - Eric Porter, London England, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps)
1928 - John Gavin, Los Angeles California, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale)
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, London, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell)
1930 - John Bartholomew Tucker, Pa, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)
1930 - John Reardon, NYC, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus)
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, Los Angeles California, actor (Felony, Jennifer, House of Shadows)
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, Berlin, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun)
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, Los Angeles California, singer (Lennon Sisters)
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, London, horror writer (The Rats), (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, London, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout)
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, Liverpool UK, singer (Too Late for Goodbyes) and son of John
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, NYC, actress (Ed Wood, Nightmare on Elm Street 3)
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)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 112 of 112

2006 - Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923)
2007 - Carey W. Barber, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1905)
2007 - Sol LeWitt, American artist (b. 1928)
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

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