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 This day in History - April 1
462 Historic Events for April 1
1979

Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician, dies at 51

Death
1979

Joanne Carner wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

Event
1980

Bryan Buffinton, Ridgewood NJ, actor (Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light)

Birth
1980

France performs nuclear test

Event
1980

Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz

Event
1980

Baseball Players' Assn votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games

Event
1980

Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist

Event
1981

CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)

Event
1981

D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65

Death
1982

Sam Huntington, actor (Jungle 2 Jungle)

Birth
1982

US formally transfers Canal Zone to PanamĀ 

Event
1982

Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution

Event
1983

Anti-nuke demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England

Event
1983

NY Isle Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons

Event
1984

Marvin Gaye, shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44

Death
1984

14th Easter Seal Telethon raises $24,600,000

Event
1984

3rd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: Southern Cal beats Tenn 72-61

Event
1984

8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours

Event
1985

47th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75

Event
1986

US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea

Event
1986

World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel

Event
1986

Delhi beat Haryana by innings and 141 to win Ranji Trophy

Event
1988

Jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91

Death
1988

Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank), dies at 85

Death
1989

A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball

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