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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1443  On this day in history birth of pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael  

1555  Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625) was born on this day in history.  

1580  On December - 04 birth of samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)  

1584  On this day in history birth of john Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony  

1595  On this day in history birth of jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)  

1646  On December - 04 birth of alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)  

1660  Andre Campra, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  On this day in history birth of michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer  


Famous Deaths In December - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0765  Death of Jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702) on December - 04.  

0771  On this day in history karloman II, French king of Burgundy, dies at about 20  

0811  On December - 04 charles, eldest son of emperor Charles the Great, dies at about 39  

1075  On this day in history death of archbishop Anno II of Cologne  

1123  Death of Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048) on December - 04.  

1137  On this day in history lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67  

1182  Henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies on this day in history.  

1214  On December - 04 death of william I of Scotland  

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