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Historical Events In December - 04

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1961  Smallest New York Knick, 49th St MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm) on December - 04.  

1961  On this day in history tanganyika becomes the 104th member of the UN  

1964  On this day in history beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album  

1965  On December - 04 2nd New York Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)  

1965  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) on December - 04.  

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  On December - 04 alceo Toni, composer, dies at 85  

1971  On this day in history shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of SF Zen Center, dies  

1973  Michael O'Shea, actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims  

1974  On December - 04 lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36  

1975  On December - 04 hannah Arendt, German/US sociologist, dies at 69 [or Dec 5]  

1976  On this day in history liz Taylor's 7th marriage (John Warner)  

1976  Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1977  Jean-Bedel Bokassa, ruler of Central African Empire, crowns himself on December - 04.  

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 December - 04.  

1978  Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus on December - 04.  

1978  Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76 on December - 04.  

1979  On December - 04 liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)  

1979  Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1980  On December - 04 stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932), shot at 69  

1981  "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history according to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence. Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa  

1981  On this day in history president Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence  

1983  On December - 04 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 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  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 this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history 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  Pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael was born on December - 04.  

1555  Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625) was born on December - 04.  

1580  On this day in history birth of samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)  

1584  John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony was born on December - 04.  

1595  Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674) was born on December - 04.  

1646  Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730) was born on December - 04.  

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

1667  Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer was born on this day in history.  


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 this day in history charles, eldest son of emperor Charles the Great, dies at about 39  

1075  Death of Archbishop Anno II of Cologne on December - 04.  

1123  Death of Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048) on this day in history.  

1137  Lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67 on December - 04.  

1182  On this day in history henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies  

1214  Death of William I of Scotland on December - 04.  

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