What Happened on April 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with scepticism 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 songwriter (b. 1927)
  • Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), dies of liver and kidney disease at 58