Historical Events In December - 04
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1961 On December - 04 smallest New York Knick, 49th St MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)
1961 On this day in history tanganyika becomes the 104th member of the UN
1964 Beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album on this day in history.
1965 On December - 04 2nd New York Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)
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 this day in history.
1971 Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of SF Zen Center, dies on this day in history.
1973 On December - 04 michael O'Shea, actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67
1974 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims on December - 04.
1974 Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36 on December - 04.
1975 Hannah Arendt, German/US sociologist, dies at 69 [or Dec 5] on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1977 Leila Hyams, actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72 on December - 04.
1978 On this day in history dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor
1978 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76
1979 On December - 04 liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)
1979 On this day in history robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
1980 Stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932), shot at 69 on this day in history.
1981 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV on December - 04.
1981 According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence. Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa on December - 04.
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 Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55 on December - 04.
1984 Hijackers commandeered a Kuwaiti airliner on this day in history.
1984 John Rock, US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94 on this day in history.
1985 On December - 04 president Reagan appoints Vice Admiral John Poindexter as security adviser
1985 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83 on December - 04.
1986 Reuben Nakian, US sculptor, dies at 89 on December - 04.
1987 On December - 04 rouben Mamoulian, dir (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 90