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 This day in History - April 2
348 Historic Events for April 2
1946

Richard Collinge, cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee)

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1947

Emmylou Harris, Birmingham Alabama, country singer (Together Again)

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1947

Camille Paglia, Endicott NY, actress (Female Misbehavior, It's Pat)

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1947

Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome

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1947

Joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies

Death
1948

Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)

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1948

Marlene Floyd, LPGA golfer

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1948

Kerry Minnear, rocker (Gentle Giant)

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1948

Eleanor Margaret Burbridge, astronomer/educator

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1949

Pamela Reed, Tacoma WA, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court)

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1949

Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey

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1950

WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1951

Ayako Okamoto, Hiroshima Japan, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee)

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1951

Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall

Death
1952

Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55

Death
1952

Leon Wilkerson, rocker (Lynard Skynard)

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1952

Joseph Kent Massey, Oklahoma City OK, soling yachter (Oly-bronze-1996)

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1952

Dan Halldorson, Winnipeg, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup)

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1952

Dana Carvey, comedian (SNL, Wayne's World)

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1953

Raab forms his 1st government in Austria

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1953

Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56

Death
1953

David Robinson, drummer (Cars)

Birth
1953

Debralee Scott, Elizabeth NJ, actress (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie)

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1954

Ron Palillo, Ct, actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter)

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1954

Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]

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