On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 2017

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 170th Grand National: Derek Fox wins aboard 14/1 One For Arthur; second ever Scottish-trained winner of the event
  • Fifth day of protests by thousands in Caracas, Venezuela against the government

Famous Weddings

  • Trump's personal aide Omarosa Manigault (43) weds pastor John Allen Newman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Matthew, British disc jockey (Saturday Club), dies at 88
  • Georgy Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14), dies at 85