What Happened on April 10


Historical Events

1589 – Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg
1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City
1945 – General Blaskowitz becomes nazi leader of “Fort Holland”
1956 – Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs
1976 – Brewers’ Don Money’s grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
1993 – BPAA US Open by Del Ballard Jr

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Famous Birthdays

1928 – Rosco Gordon, American RandB pianist, singer, and songwriter (“Booted”; “No More Doggin'”), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2002)
1939 – Alan Rothenberg, American lawyer and sports executive, born in Detroit, Michigan
1957 – Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Chairman and CEO of the Dangote Group, born in Kano, Kano State
1958 – Bob Bell, British engineer and Chief Technical Officer of the Renault Formula One team, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
1963 – Warren DeMartini, American heavy metal guitarist (Ratt), born in Chicago, Illinois
1972 – Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics 1996) and photographer, born in Sydney, Australia

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Famous Deaths

1919 – Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered at 39
1962 – Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish rocker who was the original bassist for the Beatles, dies of a brain hemorrhage at 21
1968 – Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (b. 1899)
2007 – Dakota Staton, American jazz singer (“Where Flamingos Fly”; “Sex Is A Misdemeanor”), dies at 76
2020 – Tom Webster, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (NY Rangers, LA Kings), dies of brain cancer at 71
2022 – John Drew, American basketball small forward (NBA All-Star 1976, 80; Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz), dies from bone cancer at 67

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