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 This day in History - April 2
348 Historic Events for April 2
1961

Wallingford Riegger, US composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75

Death
1961

Cindy Mackey, Athens GA, LPGA golfer (1986 MasterCard Intl Pro-Am)

Birth
1961

Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)

Birth
1961

Gijs Steinmann, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

Birth
1962

Billy Dean, Quincy Fla, country singer (Billy the Kid)

Birth
1962

Bruce Kozerski, NFL tackle/guard (Cin Bengals)

Birth
1962

Alex Tripolski, Israel, Men's Shooting 50M air pistol (Oly-16th-1996)

Birth
1963

Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)

Event
1963

Dermot Reeve, cricketer (in Hong Kong England all-rounder 1992)

Birth
1963

USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km

Event
1964

Pete Incaviglia, Pebble Beach CA, outfielder (Phila Phillies)

Birth
1964

Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, Pres Goulart ousted

Event
1964

USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned

Event
1964

Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria

Event
1965

Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy

Event
1965

Rodney King, Sacramento Calif, black motorist beaten by LA cops

Birth
1965

Renzo Bossi, composer, dies at 81

Death
1966

Willie Green, NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

Birth
1966

Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon

Event
1966

Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66

Death
1966

Andrei Kovalev, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)

Birth
1966

Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

Birth
1966

WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1967

Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational

Event
1967

Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark

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