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April 4th In Pop Culture History

1561 - UFOs were reported flying over Nuremberg, German

1841 - US President Harrison died of pneumonia after one month in office

1850 - Los Angeles, California was incorporated as a city.

1871 - Mary Florence Potts of Ottumwa, Iowa Patented (#113,448) the "Mrs. Potts' sad iron" - a set of three irons with a detachable handle, so two irons could be heating up while you were using the other.

1877 -A pianist performed in Philadelphia, and an audience heard the performance in New York, via the telephone.

1932 - Professor C. Glen King, of the University of Pittsburgh, discovered vitamin C.

1933 - Akron, a dirigible, crashed in New Jersey, killing 73 people.

1949 - Twelve nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty, creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

1964 - #1 Hit April 4, 1964 - May 8, 1964: The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love

1964 - The Beatles occupied all of the top five positions on the Billboard singles chart in the United States, with Can't Buy Me Love, Twist and Shout, She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and Please Please Me.

1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis Tennessee.

1969 - CBS abruptly cancelled The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and replaced it with Hee Haw. Hee Haw episodes were ready to premiere in mid-June.

1973 - The World Trade Center in New York was officially dedicated.

1975 - Microsoft was founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico

April 4, 1982 Birthday (fictional) Mariah Hill, Marvel Cinematic Universe

1983 - Space Shuttle Challenger made its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).

1987 - #1 Hit April 4, 1987 - April 17, 1987: Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

1998 - #1 Hit April 4, 1998 - April 24, 1998: K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life

2003 - A Man Apart, What a Girl Wants and Phone Booth were released in theaters.

2013 - Broadway Show - Kinky Boots (Musical) April 4, 2013

2013 - Famed movie critic Roger Ebert died.

2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar debuted in theaters.

April 4th Celebrity Birthdays

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Actor, Cyril Smith (1892)
Dancer, Arthur Murray (1895)
Actor, Pierre Fresnay (1897)
Actress, Agnes Aryes (1898, d.1940)
Actress, Carmel Meyers (1901)
Actress, Bea Benaderet (1906)
Musician, Frances Langford (1913)
Actress, Rosemary Lane (1913)
Musician, Muddy Waters (1913, d.1984)
Actor, David White (1916)
Actor, Eric Rohmer (1920)
Composer, Elmer Bernstein (1922, d.2004)
Actress, Manon H E Alving (1923)
Director, Nancy Francy (1923)
Actor, Peter Vaughn (1924)
Actress, Elizabeth Wilson (1925)
Actress, Cloris Leachman (1926)
Comedian, Jimmy Logan (1928)
Poet/Actress, Maya Angelou (1928)
Actor, Anthony Perkins (1932, d.1992)
Record Producer, Clive Davis (1932)
Actress, Estelle Harris (1932)
Actor, Michael Parks (1938)
Musician, Major Lance (1939, d.1994)
Designer, Bijan (1940)
Cinematographer, Robby Mueller (1940)
Musician, Sharon Sheeley (1940)
Actor, Bill Tarmey (1941)
Author, Kitty Kelley (1942)
Musician, Kris Jensen (1942)
Actor, Craig T Nelson (1944)
Actress, Caroline McWilliams (1945)
Actor, Walter Charles (1945)
Musician, Berry Oakley (1948)
Musician, Pick Withers (1948)
Actor, Derek Thompson (1948)
Musician, Larry Lingle (1949)
Actress, Christine Lahti (1950)
Musician, Steve Gatlin (1951)
Musician, Dave Hill (1952)
Musician, Gary Moore (1952, d.2011)
Actress, Julie Carmen (1954)
Actor, Casey Biggs (1955)
TV writer/producer, David E. Kelley (1956)
Musician, Graeme Kelling (1957)
Actor, Ali El Hagger (1957)
American racehorse, Kelso (1957, d.1983)
Actor, Hugo Weaving (1960)
Model, Ava Fabian (1962)
Comedian, Anthony Clark (1963)
Musician, David Gavurin (1963)
Actor, Robbie Rist (1964)
Actor, David Cross (1964)
Musician, Black Francis (1965)
Actor, Robert Downey Jr.(1965)
Musician, Mike Starr (1966, d.2011)
Actress, Nancy McKeon (1966)
Director, Jennifer Lynch (1968)
Actor, Barry Pepper (1970)
Musician, Mike Schwartz aka. Mix Master Mike (1970)
Musician, Josh Todd (1971)
Actress, Lisa Ray (1972)
Musician, Jill Scott (1972)
Musician, Magnus Sveningsson (1972)
Illusionist, David Blaine (1973)
Actress, Pamela Ribon (1975)
Actor, James Roday (1976)
Musician, Adam Dutkiewicz (1977)
Magician, Stephen Mulhern (1977)
Musician, Lemar (1978)
Entertainer, Sam Moran (1978)
Musician, Andy McKee (1979)
Actress, Natasha Lyonne (1979)
Actor, Heath Ledger (1979, d.2008)
Musician, Johnny Borrell (1980)
Comedian, Trevor Moore (1980)
Game show host, Angelle Tymon (1983)
Actor, Devon Anderson (1987)
Actress, Sara Gadon (1987)
Actress, Jamie Lynn Spears (1991)
Actress, Alexa Nicholas (1992)

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