Historical Events In December - 04
Thursday, 02 July 2020
1961 Smallest New York Knick, 49th St MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm) on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history tanganyika becomes the 104th member of the UN
1964 On December - 04 beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album
1965 2nd New York Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner) on December - 04.
1965 On December - 04 launch of Gemini 7 piloted by CDR James A. Lovell, USN. This flight consisted of 206 orbits at an altitude of 327 km and lasted 13 days and 18 hours. Recovery by HS-11 helicopters from USS Wasp (CVS-18)
1967 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic (Wizard of Oz), dies at 72 on December - 04.
1969 Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, killed in Chicago on this day in history.
1969 Alceo Toni, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1971 Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of SF Zen Center, dies on December - 04.
1973 Michael O'Shea, actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67 on this day in history.
1974 On December - 04 dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims
1974 Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history hannah Arendt, German/US sociologist, dies at 69 [or Dec 5]
1976 Liz Taylor's 7th marriage (John Warner) on December - 04.
1976 Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1977 On December - 04 jean-Bedel Bokassa, ruler of Central African Empire, crowns himself
1977 On this day in history leila Hyams, actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72
1978 Dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor on this day in history.
1978 On December - 04 pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
1978 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76 on December - 04.
1979 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero) on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
1980 On this day in history stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932), shot at 69
1981 On December - 04 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
1981 On this day in history according to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence. Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
1981 On December - 04 president Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
1983 On this day in history aircraft from USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS Independence (CV-62) launch strike against anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon that fired on U.S. aircraft. Two U.S. Navy planes shot down.
1983 On December - 04 estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
1984 On this day in history hijackers commandeered a Kuwaiti airliner
1984 John Rock, US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94 on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history president Reagan appoints Vice Admiral John Poindexter as security adviser
1985 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83 on December - 04.
1986 On December - 04 reuben Nakian, US sculptor, dies at 89
1987 On this day in history rouben Mamoulian, dir (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 90