29 March 2018
What’s on in April 2018…
or what will be in the News
|SUN 1st||* EASTER
* APRIL FOOL’S DAY all pranks to be completed before 12pm, be fully risk assessed & comply with Health & Safety Legislation
* 100 years ago: WW1- Royal Air Force founded by combining the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
* Cricket -Women’s T20 tri-series: England v India, Mumbai
* Chris Evans (BBC DJ) is 52 today
|MON 2nd||* EASTER MONDAY BANK HOLIDAY|
|TUES 3rd||* Cricket -Women’s T20 tri-series final, Mumbai
* Football – Champions League quarter-final first legs –until 04/04
* Nigel Farage is 54 & Leona Lewis is 33 today.
|WED 4th||* COMMONWEALTH GAMES, Gold Coast, Australia – until 16/04/2018
* 50 years ago: Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American clergyman and civil rights leader, particularly known his use of nonviolence and civil disobedience – shot by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee.
|THURS 5th||* Deadline for claiming PAYE tax refund for the 2013/14 tax year.
* Golf – Masters, Augusta National until 08/04
* Football – Europa League quarter-finals first legs
* Football – Women’s World Cup qualifying – Switzerland v Scotland
* Agnetha Fältskog (Abba) is 68 & Janice Long (BBC R2 DJ) is 63 today
|FRI 6th||* First day of the new tax year 2018/19.
* Football – Women’s World Cup qualifying – England v Wales; Netherlands v Northern Ireland
* Tennis – Davis Cup quarter-finals – until 08/04
|SAT 7th||* World Health Day 2018
* 50 years ago: Jim Clark (Racing driver) is killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim.
|SUN 8th||* The Olivier Awards (42nd) Royal Albert Hall – ceremony showcases live performances from West End’s biggest shows,
* Formula 1 – Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir
* Football – Checkatrade Trophy final, Wembley
* Cricket – 1st women’s ODI: India v England
|TUES 10th||* Courts and Tribunals Judiciary: Easter term starts – ends Friday 25 May
* Football – Champions League quarter-final second legs – until 11/04
* Football – Women’s World Cup qualifying – Bosnia & Herzegovina v England; Northern Ireland v Norway; Scotland v Poland
|WED 11th||* Cricket – 2nd women’s ODI: India v England
* 50 years ago: US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act 1968
|THURS 12th||* Football – Europa League quarter-finals second legs
|FRI 13th||* RHS Flower Show, Cardiff. – until 15/04/18
* Cricket – County Championship season starts
* 75 years ago: WW2 – Radio Berlin announces the discovery by Wehrmacht of mass graves of Poles, purportedly killed by Soviets, in the Katyn massacre.
|SAT 14th||* Motorsport: Formula E – Rome E-Prix, Race 7
* Horse racing – Grand National, Aintree
*Football – Scottish Cup semi-finals – until 15/04
* Cricket – 3rd women’s ODI: India v England
|SUN 15th||* Motorsport: Formula 1 – Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
* Motorsport: WRC France- until 08/04/18
|MON 16th||* 100 years ago: Birth of Spike Milligan (Goon) (d. 2002)|
|TUES 17th||* London Schools return for Summer Term|
|WED 18th||* 75 years ago: WW2 – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (Japanese naval strategy chief) assassinated by American P38’s over Bougainville when his plane is shot down.
* 75 years ago: WW2 – The “Palm Sunday massacre” – RAF shot down large numbers of German troop-transport aircraft on way Tunisia to pick up isolated German troops.
|THURS 19th||* 250 years ago: Death of Canaletto (Italian painter) – born 1697.
* 75 years ago: WW2 – Warsaw Ghetto uprising: On the Eve of Passover, Jews resist German attempts to deport the Jewish community.
* 75 years ago: WW2 – Bermuda Conference -. U.K. and U.S. leaders discuss plight of European Jews – until 30/04/1943
* 75 years ago: WW2 – Belgian partisans attack railway convoy transporting Belgian Jews to Auschwitz – largest attack on a Holocaust train and 236 Jews escape.
|FRI 20th||* National Motorhome & Campervan Show, East of England Showground, Peterborough. 300 exhibitors – until 22/04/2018
* 50 years ago: Enoch Powell made his controversial ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech
|SAT 21st||* HRH Queen Elizabeth II is 92 today
* World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield until 7 May 2018
– Mens FA Cup semi-finals, Wembley – until 22/04/18/
– Women’s Champions League semi-finals first legs until 22/04/18/
* Men’s Rugby Union – European Champions Cup semi-finals until 22/04/18/
* Men’s Rugby League – Challenge Cup fifth round until 22/04/18/
* 100 years ago: WW1 – The Red Baron is shot down over Vaux-sur-Somme.
|SUN 22nd||* Athletics – London Marathon|
|MON 23rd||* ST GEORGES DAY Patron Saint of England
* 100 years ago: WWI – Zeebrugge Raid, British Navy attempted to seal off German U-boat base.
|TUES 24th||* Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC Birmingham – largest road transport and CV event held in Britain attracting 21,000E visitors – until 26/04/2018
* Football – Champions League semi-finals first legs – until 25/04
|WED 25th||* World Malaria Day –
* ANZAC DAY : Annual day of remembrance to Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, who on this day in 1915, soldiers took part in the Allied expedition to Gallipoli.
|THURS 26th||* Harrogate Spring Flower Show until 29/04/2018
* Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day – in memory of one million Armenians killed in 1915-16 by Ottoman (Turkish) Government.
• Mens Football – Europa League semi-finals first legs
* Judo – European Championships, Tel Aviv
* Motorsport: WRC Argentina until – 29/04/18 April
* William Shakespeare’s birthday (1564-1616)
|FRI 27th||* Michael Fish (weatherman) is 74 today|
|SAT 28th||* Motorsport: Formula E – Paris E-Prix, Race 8
* Football: Women’s Champions League semi-final second legs
* 100 years ago: WW1 – Gavrilo Princip, (Emperor of Austria Archduke, Franz Ferdinand’ assassin) died in Terezín prison, from tuberculosis. – at 19 years old in 1914, he was too young to receive the death penalty.
|SUN 29th||* Motorsport: Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku
* Table tennis – World Championships, Halmstad, Sweden until 06/05/18
|MON 30th||* 75 years ago: WW2 – Operation Mincemeat: The Allies released a body bearing false documents near the Spanish coast which is then discovered by a local fisherman. The information mislead the Germans about the site and timing of the Allied invasion of France.
* 73 years ago: WW2 – Hitler and his wife Eva Braun commit suicide in the Fuhrer Bunker, Berlin.
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