What Happened on April 8, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 159th Grand National: Niall Madden aboard Numbersixvalverde wins
  • Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.

Famous Weddings

  • "All of Us" TV actress LisaRaye McCoy (38) weds Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Michael Misick (40) in an $1.5 million beachside wedding in Caribbean
  • Former Miss USA and "Eve" actress Ali Landry (32) weds film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (28) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Spanish model and actress Ines Sastre (32) weds Alexandro Corrias at Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London
  • Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer Rosario Flores (42) weds "Kingdom of Heaven" first assistant director Pedro Lazaga on a small village Canos de Meca in Cadiz, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923)