- 1581 – Francis Drake is knighted for circumnavigating the world
- 1841 – US President William Henry Harrison dies after 32 days in office: from a cold
- 1949 – NATO is formed
- 1957 – Kelso, ranked the 4th best racehorse of the 20th century behind Man o’War, Secretariat and Citation.
- 1964 – The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100
- 1968 – Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jnr is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
- 1975 – Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
- 1979 – Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is hanged (his daughter, Benazir Bhutto was twice PM of Pakistan and was assassinated in 2007). And they reckon Aussie politics are tough!
Dance teacher Arthur Murray (1895), Australian photographer Max Dupain (1911), Muddy Waters (1915), Anthony ‘Psycho’ Perkins (1932), Hugo Weaving (1960), Heath Ledger (1979)
The next time Easter Sunday falls on 4 April will be 2021.
“I have a dream”
- Martin Luther King
“I am here today because of one horse and one horse only. Although I’ve had a few stakes horses before, they didn't compare with Kelso. There is an old saying on the racetrack that ‘a good horse is dangerous in anybody’s hands.’ How true that is. Of all the top trainers in the past that have had this honor, I may be a little bit prejudiced, but I don’t think any one of them had their hands on a horse like Kelso.”
- Hall of Fame trainer Carl Hanford