Today in History for 4th September 2018

Historical Events

1944 – Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany
1961 – Carol Burnett-Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio
1965 – Beatles’ single “Help!” goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1967 – 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
1982 – Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die
2002 – Before a U.S. Congressional panel, Doris Roberts testifies that age discrimination is prevalent in Hollywood

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Famous Birthdays

1908 – Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny)
1913 – Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977)
1929 – Thomas F Eagleton, (Sen-D-MO, 1968-86/VP candidate-D-1972)
1931 – Mitzi Gaynor [Francesca von Gerber], American actress, singer and dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
1948 – Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer
1979 – Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver

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Famous Deaths

1709 – Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
1784 – Cesar F Cassini “the Thury”, French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies
1962 – William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, dies at 80
1990 – Henry Faas, [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
1991 – Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
1993 – Herve Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island), shoots self to death at 50

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