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 This day in History - April 1
462 Historic Events for April 1
1935

John Murray, cricketer (Eng 1961-67, 1st wk called Murray to play Tests)

Birth
1935

Hans H Boswinkel, actor/director (Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love)

Birth
1936

Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61

Death
1936

Orissa constituted a province of British India

Event
1937

Aden becomes British crown colony

Event
1938

Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY

Event
1938

Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1939

Ali MacGraw, Pound Ridge NY, actress (Love Story, Goodbye Columbus)

Birth
1939

Phil Niekro, knuckleball pitcher (NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves)

Birth
1939

US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain

Event
1939

Rudolph Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout)

Birth
1941

Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq

Event
1941

Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian, dies at 81

Death
1941

Ajit Wadekar, cricketer (stalwart Indian batsman and capt)

Birth
1941

Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine," premieres in NYC

Event
1941

Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay)

Event
1941

Nazi's forbid Jews access to caf‚s

Event
1942

Phil Margo, Bkln, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)

Birth
1942

M‚xico changes from 3 time zones to 2

Event
1942

Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr, US, sci-fi author (Towers of Toron, Neveryona)

Birth
1942

Alan Blakley, rocker (Brian Poole and The Tremeloes)

Birth
1942

Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells)

Birth
1942

Allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor

Event
1944

Japanese troops conquer Jessami, East-India

Event
1944

German Abwehr ends England spiel, after 132 killed

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