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 This day in History - April 3
417 Historic Events for April 3
1943

Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies at 50

Death
1943

Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested

Event
1944

Barry Pritchard, rock guitarist (Fortunes)

Birth
1944

British dive bombers attack battle cruiser Tirpitz

Event
1944

Tony Orlando, NYC, singer (and Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon)

Birth
1944

Supreme Court (Smith v Allwright) "white primaries" unconstitutional

Event
1945

Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (Band-Up on Cripple Creek)

Birth
1945

Hengelo freed from nazi control by Canadian army

Event
1945

Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43

Death
1945

US 1st army conquers Hofgeismar

Event
1945

Nazi's begin evacuation of camp Buchenwald

Event
1945

Catherine Spaak, France, actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love)

Birth
1945

Wim J Deetman, Dutch minister of education/MP (CDA)

Birth
1946

Masaharu Homma, Lt Gen (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed

Death
1946

Dee Murray, rocker (Elton John Band)

Birth
1946

Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president (M‚xico, 1988-94)

Birth
1946

John Virgo, British snooker player

Birth
1946

Neth-German postal relations resume

Event
1947

"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 perfs

Event
1948

1st US figure skating championships held

Event
1948

Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)

Event
1948

US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill

Event
1948

US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

Event
1948

Jaap G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch MP (CDA)

Birth
1948

Mary Gordon-Watson, England, equestrian 3 day event (Oly-gold-1972)

Birth