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 This day in History - April 4
440 Historic Events for April 4
1983

Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies of a heart ailment at 84

Death
1983

45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC State beats Houston 54-52

Event
1984

Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London

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1984

Winston Smith in Orwell's "1984" begins his secret diary

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1984

John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies

Death
1985

Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal

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1986

Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, dies at 87

Death
1986

Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season

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1987

Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts

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1987

C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, author (Judgment Night), dies at 76

Death
1988

Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)

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1988

50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79

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1988

Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV

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1988

Eddie Hill becomes 1st to race a ¬ mile in under 5 seconds

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1988

Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs

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1989

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle

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1989

NY Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yanks beat Twins on opening day 4-2

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1990

Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody

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1990

Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

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1990

"Marshall Chronicles" premieres on ABC-TV

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1991

John Heinz, (Sen-R-Pa), dies in a plane crash, dies at 52

Death
1991

"Lucifer's Child" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 28 performances

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1991

Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79

Death
1991

Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies

Death
1992

Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59

Death