On This Day

Historical Events on April 1 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 263 of 263

  • 1990 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn, 88-81; Cardinal point guard Jennifer Azzi MOP
  • 1990 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
  • 1990 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers

Sport defeatWrestleMania

1990 WrestleMania VI, Skydome, Toronto, ON (67,678): Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan for WWF Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Sport awardGolf Major

1990 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Betsy King wIns the 2nd of her 3 DS events, 2 strokes ahead of Shirley Furlong and Kathy Postlewait

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1991 Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets
  • 1991 Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years
  • 1991 US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race
  • 1991 US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
  • 1991 Warsaw Pact officially dissolves
  • 1991 53rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Kansas, 72-65; Blue Devils' first title; power forward Christian Laettner MOP
  • 1992 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)
  • 1992 Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
  • 1992 Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs probation
  • 1992 NFL decides to stay with 17 week schedule instead of expanded 18 games
  • 1992 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history

  • 1992 Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
  • 1992 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1992 World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1993 Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III
  • 1994 Bob Feller Statue on Indians Plaza dedicated
  • 1995 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
  • 1995 NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • 1995 Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton scores fastest goal in English Premier League history when he nets after 12.94 seconds in 2-1 win at Everton
  • 1996 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse, 76-67; Wildcats' 6th national championship
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • 1996 The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.
  • 1997 69 year old Gordie Howe begins playing AHL game with Syracuse Crunch
  • 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU)
  • 1997 Shell Oil confirms it will declare force majeure at its Nigerian Bonny terminal due to local protests which disrupted 210 million barrels per day of the company's oil production
  • 1999 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • 2001 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Purdue, 68-66; Fighting Irish forward Ruth Riley is named Most Outstanding Player
  • 2001 Netherlands becomes the first country in the world to make same-sex marriage legal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001 Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2001 WrestleMania XVII, Astrodome, Houston, TX: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beats The Rock in a no disqualification match for the WWF Championship

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock
  • 2002 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Maryland beats Indiana, 64-52; Terrapins' first title in first title game

  • 2002 The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so.
  • 2002 "Stop to Love" compilation album by Luther Vandross is released
  • 2004 Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with skepticism on account of the launch date
  • 2006 The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is created in the United Kingdom.
  • 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Morgan Pressel wins by 1 from Brittany Lincicome, Catriona Matthew & Suzann Pettersen; youngest-ever winner of an LPGA major at 18 years, 313 days

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2007 WrestleMania XXIII, Ford Field, Detroit, MI: John Cena beats Shawn Michaels; The Undertaker defeats Batista; Bobby Lashley downs Umaga

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena
  • 2009 Croatia and Albania join NATO
  • 2011 After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Alan Rickman's last performance in "Seminar" on Broadway

  • 2012 Plane crash in Western Siberia kills at least 31 people (UTair Aviation ATR-72)
  • 2012 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Jack and Jill wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

2012 47th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
  • 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Sun-Young Yoo wins sudden-death playoff on 1st extra hole after I.K. Kim misses a one-foot putt on the 72nd hole for the win
  • 2012 WrestleMania XXVIII, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL: The Rock defeats John Cena, titled "Once in a Lifetime"
  • 2013 9 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Tikrit, Iraq
  • 2013 The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan
  • 2014 NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia
  • 2015 56 people are killed after the Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the coast of the Kamchatka Penninsula

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2017 Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 2017 Chinese leaders announce plans to build city in Xiongan New Area, 3x size of New York
  • 2018 37th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Mississippi State, 61-58; Fighting Irish forward Jessica Shepard, 19 points
  • 2019 China announces new laws against fentanyl-related substances to come into effect 1 May
  • 2019 Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco revealed to be world's most profitable company when its earnings released - $111.1 billion in the last year

JapanReiwa Era

2019 Japanese government announces the name of a new era 'Reiwa' for the next Emperor, Crown Prince Naruhito
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Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga announcing the new imperial era
Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga announcing the new imperial era "Reiwa" to reporters
  • 2019 Major archaeological site announced discovered on a reef in the middle of Lake Titicaca, in Andes, dated 8th and 10th centuries AD from Tiwanaku state
  • 2019 Methane, a gas usually made by living things, detected on Mars in 2013 by European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter reported in "Nature Geoscience"
  • 2019 US online sales overtake retail sales for the first time just, 11.813% online compared with 11.807% for general merchandise stores