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 This day in History - December 4
377 Historic Events for December 4
1983

"Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances

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1983

David Shire and R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby," premieres in NYC

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1983

NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0

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1984

Hijackers commandeered a Kuwaiti airliner

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1984

John Rock, US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94

Death
1985

Pres Reagan appoints Vice Adm John Poindexter as security adviser

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1985

"Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

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1985

Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83

Death
1985

French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski

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1986

NASA launches Fltsatcom-7

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1986

Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound," premieres in NYC

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1986

Reuben Nakian, US sculptor, dies at 89

Death
1987

Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)

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1987

Rouben Mamoulian, dir (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), dies at 90

Death
1988

Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash

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1988

Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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1988

Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers

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1988

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1990

Edward Binns, US actor (12 Angry One), dies of heart attack at 74

Death
1990

Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC

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1990

Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages

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1991

Judds final concert (Nashville)

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1991

Muslim Shites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6« years)

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1991

Patricia Bowman testifies that William Kennedy Smith raped her

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1991

Pan American World Airways ceased operations

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