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 This day in History - January 4
381 Historic Events for January 4
1944

Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder

Death
1944

Kaj Munk, [Harald Leininger], anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk), dies

Death
1944

Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)

Birth
1944

Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department

Event
1945

US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after kamikaze attack

Event
1945

Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)

Birth
1945

Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam

Event
1946

Bernard Sumner, rocker (New Order-Round and Round)

Birth
1946

Barney Oldfield, daredevil, dies at 67

Death
1947

Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71

Death
1947

J Danforth Quayle, (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93)/rich draft dodger

Birth
1947

"Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances

Event
1947

"Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances

Event
1948

Burma declares independence from UK

Event
1949

Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player

Birth
1951

During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul

Event
1951

Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1952

Constantly Permeke, Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65

Death
1953

Arthur Hoyt, actor (Gold Rush Gertie, Lost World), dies at 78

Death
1953

KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Soap Opera "The Brighter Day" premieres

Event
1954

Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville

Event
1955

Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch preacher, dies at 84

Death
1955

Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)

Birth
1955

Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)

Birth