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 This day in History - August 4
338 Historic Events for August 4
1936

Henry Schoenfeld, composer, dies at 78

Death
1936

Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece

Event
1937

Jacobus H "Koos" van de Merwe, S Afr attorney/CP parliament leader

Birth
1937

David Vickerman Bedford, composer

Birth
1938

Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70

Death
1938

Pearl White, US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), dies at 49

Death
1938

L H Perquin, Dutch radio announcer, dies at 73

Death
1939

Frankie Ford, [Frank Guzzo], Gretna La, rock vocalist (Sea Cruise)

Birth
1940

Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism, dies

Death
1940

Rosemarie "Timi" Yuro, US singer (Hurt)

Birth
1940

Karel Vachek, director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities)

Birth
1941

Quincey Daniels, Biloxi Miss, boxer (Olympic-bronze-1960)

Birth
1941

Winston Churchill departs on Prince of Wales to US

Event
1941

Dodger Mickey Owens is 1st to catch 3 foul flies in an inning (3rd)

Event
1941

Ted Strickland, (Rep-D-Ohio)

Birth
1942

David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)

Birth
1942

Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81

Death
1942

German occupier orders all Dutch homing pigeons killed

Event
1942

Col-gen Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad/welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev

Event
1942

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo

Event
1942

1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz

Event
1943

Tina Cole, Hollywood, singer (King Cousins)/actress (Katie-My 3 Sons)

Birth
1943

Michael J McCulley, San Diego Calif, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34)

Birth
1943

Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)

Birth
1943

David Carr, rock keyboardist (Fortunes Leyton, London

Birth