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 This day in History - April 2
348 Historic Events for April 2
1974

Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84

Death
1974

Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)

Event
1974

Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War

Event
1974

46th Academy Awards - "Stng," Glenda Jackson and Jack Lemmon win

Event
1974

Georges Pompidou, French president, dies in Paris at 62

Death
1975

Deedee Magno, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)

Birth
1976

Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds prince Sihanouk as premier

Event
1976

Portuguese constitution assumed

Event
1976

A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson and Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell

Event
1976

Ray Teal, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), dies at 74

Death
1977

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks

Event
1977

Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose

Event
1978

Velcro was 1st put on the market

Event
1978

TV show "Dallas" premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)

Event
1978

Basil Williams scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, v Aust Georgetown

Event
1978

7th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post

Event
1979

Carroll D Rosenbloom, LA Rams president, dies at 72

Death
1979

Ivan Barrow, cricketer (11 Tests for West Indies 1930-39), dies

Death
1979

Israeli PM Menachem Begin visits Cairo Egypt/meets pres Sadat

Event
1980

Dick Howorth, cricketer (Engld slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies

Death
1980

Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st teenager to score 50 goals in a season

Event
1981

Belgium's 4th govt of Martens resigns

Event
1981

Heavy battle between Christian militia and Syrian army in East Lebanon

Event
1982

In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH

Event
1982

Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands

Event