On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks)
  • STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Trent Sullivan, Australian Actor

Famous Deaths

  • Arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78
  • H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies

Person of interestMarian Anderson

Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), dies of congestive heart failure at 96