What Happened on April 7


Historical Events

1863 – Battle of Charleston, South Carolina failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter
1959 – Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
1968 – Riots continue in over 100 US cities following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
1994 – 1st night game at Cleveland’s Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
1996 – Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pakistan, Singapore
2018 – Vegas Golden Knights suffer a 7-1 end of regular season defeat at Calgary but finish with an NHL expansion team record 51 victories; previous record 33 by Anaheim Ducks and Florida Panthers 1993-94

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Famous Birthdays

1930 – Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel in Fawlty Towers), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
1952 – Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack – “My Sharona”), born in Burbank, California (d. 2006)
1954 – Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial arts actor (Rumble in the Bronx), born in Hong Kong
1957 – Kim Kap-su, South Korean actor
1958 – Tony Aire, rocker (Adventures – “Sea of Love”)
1977 – Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress

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Famous Deaths

1925 – Saint Tikhon of Moscow [Vasily Ivanovich Bellavin], 11th Patriarch of Moscow and all of Russia, dies at 60
1994 – Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), dies at 85
1997 – Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), dies of a heart attack at 61
2002 – John Agar, American actor (Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache), dies at 81
2013 – Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), dies at 62
2020 – Harv Schmidt, American college basketball coach (University of Illinois 1967-74), dies at 83

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