Historical Events In December - 04
Thursday, 13 May 2021
1961 On this day in history smallest New York Knick, 49th St MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)
1961 Tanganyika becomes the 104th member of the UN on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1965 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1969 On December - 04 black Panther leader Fred Hampton, killed in Chicago
1969 Alceo Toni, composer, dies at 85 on December - 04.
1971 Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of SF Zen Center, dies on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history michael O'Shea, actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67
1974 On this day in history 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 Hannah Arendt, German/US sociologist, dies at 69 [or Dec 5] on December - 04.
1976 On December - 04 liz Taylor's 7th marriage (John Warner)
1976 On this day in history benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63
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 On December - 04 dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor
1978 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus on this day in history.
1978 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)
1979 On December - 04 robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
1980 Stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932), shot at 69 on December - 04.
1981 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV on December - 04.
1981 On December - 04 according to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence. Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
1981 President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence on December - 04.
1983 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 on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
1984 On this day in history hijackers commandeered a Kuwaiti airliner
1984 On December - 04 john Rock, US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94
1985 President Reagan appoints Vice Admiral John Poindexter as security adviser on this day in history.
1985 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83 on December - 04.
1986 On this day in history reuben Nakian, US sculptor, dies at 89
1987 Rouben Mamoulian, dir (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 90 on this day in history.