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April 3rd In Pop Culture History

33 - Two researchers from Oxford published a paper that put the definitive date of Jesus’ crucifixion at Friday, April 3, 33 AD

1860 - Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously left St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. They used horses, not ponies.

1885 - Gottlieb Daimler was granted a German patent for his engine design.

1891 - Emma Elizabeth Smith may have been the first murdered by Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel, London.

April 3, 1918 Birthday (fictional) Jay Garrick (Golden Age Flash), DC Comics

1953 - TV Guide published its first issue

1955 - The American Civil Liberties Union announced it would defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.

1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on the Milton Berle Show.

1961 - #1 Hit April 3, 1961 - April 23, 1961: The Marcels - Blue Moon

1966 - The USSR's Luna 10, the first spacecraft to orbit the moon, entered lunar orbit and completed its first orbit 3 hours later.

1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his I've Been to the Mountaintop speech. in Memphis, Tennessee.

1971 - #1 Hit April 3, 1971 - April 16, 1971: The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)

1973 - The first portable phone call was placed by inventor Martin Cooper to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.

1976 - #1 Hit April 3, 1976 - April 30, 1976: Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady

1978 - At the 50th annual Academy Awards, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Woody Allen's Annie Hall won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1977.

1981 - The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, was unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.

1983 - Martin Cooper, Motorola project manager, demonstrated the 1st mobile phone, the DynaTAC 8000x. It was designed by Rudy Krolopp and the 2½ pound cell phone was soon made available for $3,995.

1986 - Merv Griffin sold Merv Griffin Enterprises, to The Coca-Cola Company, for $250,000,000.

1987 - Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol was released in theaters.

1992 - Beethoven, Thunderheart, Rock-A-Doodle and Straight Talk debuted in theaters.

1996 - "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski was captured at his cabin in Montana.

1998 - Lost in Space, Barney's Great Adventure and Mercury Rising were released in theaters.

2000 - Microsoft was ruled to have violated United States antitrust law by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.

April 3, 2005 (fiction) Andrew Martin was activated. Bicentennial Man, Film

2009 - Fast and Furious and Adventureland debuted in theaters.

April 3, 2010 - The Apple iPod (Wi-Fi) was released.

2015 - Furious 7 was released in theaters.

April 3rd Celebrity Birthdays


Writer, Washington Irving (1783)
Actor, Leslie Howard (1893)
Actor, Dooley Wilson (1894)
Actor, Cees Lasseur (1899)
Actor, Henri Garat (1902)
Actor, Iron Eyes Cody (1904)
Actor, Bill Finegan (1917)
Actor, Harry Landers (1921)
Actor, Robert Karvelas (1921, d.1991)
Actress, Jan Sterling (1923)
Actress, Doris Day (1924)
Actor, Marlon Brando (1924, d.2001)
Actor, Andrew Keir (1926)
Musician, Don Gibson (1928, d.2003)
Actor, Kevin Hagan (1928, d.2005)
TV personality/Chef, Jennifer Paterson (1928, d.1999)
Director, Dennis Farr (1929)
Actress, Myoshi Umeki (1929)
TV personality, Lee Leonard (1929)
Ethologist, Jane Goodall (1934)
Musician, Scott LeFaro (1936, d.1961)
Actor, William Guant (1937)
Writer, Jeff Barry (1938)
Musician, Philippe Wynne (1938)
Director, Lino Brocka (1940)
Actor, Eric Braeden (1941)
Musician, Jan Berry (1941)
Musician, Billy Joe Royal (1942)
Actress, Marsha Mason (1942)
Musician, Wayne Newton (1942)
Actor, Jonathan Lynn (1943)
Actress, Doreen Tracey (1943)
Musician, Barry Pritchard (1944)
Musician, Tony Orlando (1944)
Actress, Catherine Spaak (1945)
Musician, Richard Manuel (1945)
Musician, Dee Murray (1946)
Musician, Jan Keizer (1949)
Actor, Lyle Alzado (1949)
Musician, Richard Thompson (1949)
Musician, Curtis Stone (1950)
Actress, Gwen Welles (1951)
Musician, Mel Schacher (1951)
Musician, Mick Mars (1955)
Actor, Miguel Bose (1956)
Actor, Alec Baldwin (1958)
Actress, Jaya Prada (1958)
Actor, David Hyde Pierce (1959)
Musician, Marie Denise Pelletier (1960)
Actor, Eddie Murphy (1961)
Musician, Mike Ness (1962)
Actress, Jennifer Rubin (1962)
Musician, Criss Oliva (1963, d.1993)
Actress, Shelley Michelle (1966)
Musician, Sebastian Bach (1968)
Actress, Charlotte Coleman (1968, d.2001)
Skier, Picabo Street (1971)
Actress, Jennie Garth (1972)
Actress, Leigh Allyn Baker (1972)
Musician, Kelly Price (1973)
Actor, Jamie Bamber (1973)
Actor, Matthew Ferguson (1973)
Comedian, Aries Spears (1975)
Actor, Will Mellor (1976)
Musician, Drew Shirley (1976)
Actor, Matthew Goode (1978)
Musician, Aaron Bertram (1981)
Musician, Fler (1982)
Actress, Cobie Smulders (1982)
Musician, Leona Lewis (1985)
Actress, Amanda Bynes (1986)
Musician, Julie Sokolow (1987)
Actress, Hayley Kiyoko (1991)

Why did the chicken cross the road?

It is not capable of advance planning and therefore it was random.

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