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 This day in History - December 4
377 Historic Events for December 4
1949

Russ Karel, director

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1950

Jan Rietman, Dutch radio/TV host

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1950

Pamela Stephenson, Auckland NZ, actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live)

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1950

Karel van de Graf, Dutch TV host

Birth
1951

Gary Rossington, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)

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1951

Copland/Robbins' "Pied Piper," premieres in NYC

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1951

Superheated gases roll down Mount Catarman (Philippines), kills 500

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1951

Patricia Wettig, Cincinnati Ohio, actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something)

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1952

Killer fogs begin in London England, "Smog" becomes a word

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1952

Karen Horney, German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67

Death
1952

Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO

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1952

Ronald Michael Sega, Cleve Ohio, PhD/Astronaut (STS 60, 76)

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1953

Daniel Gregory Mason, composer, dies at 80

Death
1954

"Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 perfs

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1954

"On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances

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1954

Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies

Death
1955

Mgr Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht

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1955

Brian Prout, Troy NY, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)

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1955

Cassandra Wilson, jazz singer

Birth
1956

Herbert Groenemeyer, Germany, rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)

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1956

Bernard King, basketball player (NY Knicks, NJ Nets)

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1956

22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)

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1956

Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgaria, 82.5 kg weightlifer (Olympics-silver-1976)

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1957

2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's England)

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1957

Lee Smith, Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cin Reds)

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