On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with skepticism on account of the launch date

Famous Deaths

  • Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (b. 1902)
  • Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Diary of Mad Housewife), dies at 58
  • Nilo Soruco, Bolivian singer and songwriter, dies at 76
  • Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), dies of liver and kidney disease at 58