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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.  

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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  On this day in history birth of heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)  

1580  Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626) was born on this day in history.  

1584  John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony was born on this day in history.  

1595  Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674) was born on this day in history.  

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

1660  Andre Campra, composer was born on December - 04.  

1667  On December - 04 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 December - 04 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  Death of Archbishop Anno II of Cologne on December - 04.  

1123  On December - 04 death of omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048)  

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  Death of William I of Scotland on this day in history.  

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