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 This day in History - April 3
417 Historic Events for April 3
1975

Thomas Hamilton, NBA center (Boston Celtics)

Birth
1975

Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend

Event
1975

James Rupers kills his family to inherit

Event
1976

Keith Closs, NBA center (LA Clippers)

Birth
1976

Phila Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game

Event
1976

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Event
1976

Maurice Johnstone, composer, dies at 75

Death
1977

Veronique De Kock, Miss Universe-Belgium (1996)

Birth
1977

Jack Ryder, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 1394 runs), dies

Death
1977

Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point

Event
1977

Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat 1st meeting with President Jimmy Carter

Event
1977

Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time

Event
1977

6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

Event
1978

50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall," Rich Dreyfuss and Diane Keaton win

Event
1978

European market and China signs trade agreement

Event
1978

Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington DC

Event
1979

Esmeralda Gonzales, Miss Wyoming Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1979

Jane M Byrne (D), elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago Ill

Event
1979

Belgium's Martens govt forms

Event
1980

France performs nuclear test

Event
1980

Luella Gear, actress (Joe and Mabel), dies at 82

Death
1980

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1981

Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25," with 1 leg

Event
1981

Race riots in London's Brixton area

Event
1982

Warren Oates, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53

Death