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 This day in History - August 4
338 Historic Events for August 4
1985

"Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances

Event
1985

Zbynek Vostrak, composer, dies at 65

Death
1986

OPEC lowers oil production 20%

Event
1987

At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker

Event
1987

Kenny Price, comedian (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), dies at 56

Death
1987

FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters

Event
1988

Hertz car rental will pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case

Event
1988

Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II

Event
1989

Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly

Event
1990

95.5øF (35.3øC) in De Bilt Neth (highest Aug temp in Neth)

Event
1990

European community proposes a boycott of Iraq

Event
1991

Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament

Event
1991

Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80

Death
1991

1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500

Event
1992

Ralph Cooper, creator (Amateur Night at the Apollo), dies of cancer

Death
1992

Dylan Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)

Birth
1992

Cole Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)

Birth
1992

Frantisek Tomasek, archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 93

Death
1993

Bernard Barrow, actor (Louie-Loving, Johnny-Ryan's Hope), dies

Death
1993

Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64

Death
1993

Rwandian Hutu's and Tutsi's sign peace treaty in Arusha

Event
1993

Angolese air force bombs Huambo

Event
1993

Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits, 4th time in 1993 a Padre gets 5 or more hits

Event
1994

Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian/journalist, dies at 69

Death
1994

Sol Adler, economist Sinophile, dies at 85

Death