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 This day in History - April 4
440 Historic Events for April 4
1935

Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Assn)

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1935

Trevor Griffiths, playwright (Absolute Beginners)

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1936

Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)

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1937

4th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283

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1937

Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)

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1937

J Hans van den Doel, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)

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1937

Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies at 69

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1938

5th Golf Masters Championship: Henry Picard wins, shooting a 285

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1938

Michael Parks, Corona Calif, actor (Then Came Bronson)

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1938

Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)

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1938

Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24

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1938

A Bartlett Giamatti, Boston, pres of Yale/baseball commish (1989)

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1939

Hugh Masekela, Wilbank South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid)

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1939

Faisal II ascends to throne of Iraq

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1939

Ghazi I, King of Iraq (19??-39), dies in car accident

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1939

JoAnne Carner, Kirkland WA, LPGA golfer (1976 US Women's Open)

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1940

Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut

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1940

Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, NYC, London)

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1940

R Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher and Higher," premieres in NYC

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1940

Robby Mueller, cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak)

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1941

Major Lance, US boxer/dancer/singer (Hey Little Girl)

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1941

Max Frisch, writer, dies at 29

Death
1941

German troops conquer Banghazi

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1942

Kitty Kelley, author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra)

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1942

Kris Jensen, rocker

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