April 2 is the 92nd day of the There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Tuesday or Wednesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Friday or Sunday (56).
+ 1956 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS-TV. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.
+ 1972 – Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
+ 1980 – United States President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act.
+ 1992 – In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
+ 2014 – A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, with four dead, including the gunman, and 16 others injured.
( Births )
+ 1908 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
+ 1920 – Jack Webb, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
+ 1939 – Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
+ 1945 – Don Sutton, American baseball player and sportscaster
+ 1957 – Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman, co-owner of the New York Yankees