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 This day in History - May 4
365 Historic Events for May 4
1942

German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages

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1942

Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)

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1943

NL Ford Frick demonstrates revised balata ball to reporters by bouncing it on his office carpet ball proves to be 50% livelier

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1943

Stella Parton, sister of Dolly Parton/singer (A Woman's Touch)

Birth
1943

Nickolas Ashford, SC, singer (Ashford and Simpson-Solid as a Rock)

Birth
1944

Dave, [Otto Levenbach], Dutch singer (Du cot‚ the Chez Swann)

Birth
1944

Peggy Santiglia McGannon, NJ, rocker (Angels)

Birth
1944

Paul Gleason, Jersey City NJ, actor (Breakfast CLub, Die Hard)

Birth
1945

George Wadenius, rocker (Blood, Sweat and Tears)

Birth
1945

Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers)

Birth
1945

German troops in Netherlands, Denmark and Norway surrender

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1946

5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in SF bay

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1946

72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6

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1946

Renee Powell, LPGA golfer

Birth
1946

Wash's Cecil Travis gets 6 straight hits before being stopped

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1948

The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (SS) to the death

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1948

Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)

Birth
1949

Air crash at Turijn (whole Torino-soccer team survives)

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1949

Sybil Danning, [Danninger], Weis Austria, actress (Chained Heat)

Birth
1949

Zal Cleminson, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)

Birth
1949

Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP (PvdA)

Birth
1950

Hilly Hicks, LA Calif, actor (Roll Out, Roots)

Birth
1950

Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)

Birth
1950

Ren‚ CM van Asten, Dutch actor (Herenstraat 10)

Birth
1951

Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)

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