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 This day in History - February 4
421 Historic Events for February 4
1963

Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1988)

Birth
1963

Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Oly-2 gold/silver-84, 88)

Birth
1964

Amendment 24 outlaws poll tax

Event
1964

FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Okla City

Event
1964

Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71

Death
1965

John van Loen, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord, San Frecce)

Birth
1965

U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33

Death
1965

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1966

All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133

Event
1966

Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90

Death
1966

Barry Klein, Grand Rapids Mich, rower (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1966

Marissa Laakso, Boston Mass, Miss Mass-America (1991)

Birth
1966

Spike, rocker [or Sep 18]

Birth
1967

US launches Lunar Orbiter 3

Event
1967

"Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby

Event
1967

Sergei Grinkov, Russian ice skater

Birth
1968

Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67

Death
1968

Ed Baker, actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70

Death
1968

"Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances

Event
1968

Kristen Marie, actress (Cheryl McKinnon-Another World)

Birth
1968

Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball

Event
1969

Chris Crooms, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)

Birth
1969

Dallas Drake, Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)

Birth
1969

Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)

Birth
1969

Brad Cornett, US baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)

Birth