What Happened on April 3


Historical Events

1922 – Joseph Stalin is appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by an ailing Vladimir Lenin
1923 – 2 “Black Sox” sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary
1954 – Don Perry climbs a 20′ rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record)
1964 – US and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations
1976 – 130th Grand National: John Burke wins aboard Rag Trade; equal record 4th winner trained by Fred Rimell and 2nd winner owned by Pierre Raymond Bessone
1992 – 1st exhibition game at Camden Field – Orioles beat NY Mets

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Famous Birthdays

1769 – Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1835)
1822 – Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
1940 – Roger Burman, English head of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce, born in Birmingham, England
1959 – David Hyde Pierce, American actor (Niles Crane-Fraiser), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
1962 – Simon Raymonde, British bassist, songwriter, and record producer (Cocteau Twins), born in Lewisham, London, England
1986 – Sergio Sánchez Ortega, Spanish footballer (Espanyol), born in Mataró, Spain

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Famous Deaths

1942 – Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, dies at 76
1951 – John C. Kielstra, Dutch economist and governor (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
1981 – Leo Kanner, Austrian-American psychiatrist and social activist known for his work related to autism, dies at 86
2007 – Nina Wang, Chinese widow of businessman Teddy Wang (Asia’s richest woman), dies at 69
2021 – Jill Corey [Norma Jean Speranza], American pop singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 85
2022 – June Brown, British actress (EastEnders, 1985–93 and 1997–2020 – “Dot”; Sitting Target), dies at 95

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