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 This day in History - December 4
377 Historic Events for December 4
1922

Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)

Birth
1922

Lucille Atcherson, becomes 1st woman legation sect-US foreign service

Event
1923

Cecil B DeMille's 1st version of "Ten Commandments" premieres

Event
1923

WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)

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1923

Charles Keating, district attorney (LA Calif)

Birth
1923

[Auguste-]Maurice BarrĊ s, French writer/parliament leader, dies at 61

Death
1924

John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)

Birth
1925

Maurice Binder, NYC, photographer/film titler (James Bond)

Birth
1926

14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7

Event
1926

Lee Doraey, rocker

Birth
1927

Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP

Event
1927

Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem

Event
1927

Dmitri Shostakovitch' 2nd Symphony, premieres in Moscow

Event
1928

Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee," premieres in NYC

Event
1928

Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20)

Birth
1930

Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control

Event
1930

Harvey Kuenn, baseball player (AL Rookie of the Year-1953)

Birth
1930

Ronnie Corbett, England, comedian (2 Ronnies)

Birth
1930

Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer

Birth
1930

Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer

Birth
1930

French govt of Tardieu falls

Event
1931

"Frankenstein" opens at Mayfair

Event
1932

Edgar Valcarcel, composer

Birth
1932

Roh Tae Woo, Taegu South Korea, President South Korea (1988-93)

Birth
1932

Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64

Death