Saturday, May 4, 2013


1904 - Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.
1904 - Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England.

Our nostalgic memories on this day in recent history 50s 60s 70s
1920 Rolls Royce / Our Nostalgic Memories

1910 - Tel Aviv founded.
1916 - At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare.
1917 - Arabs sack Tel Aviv.
1919 - 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3).
1923 - NY state revokes Prohibition law.

Prohibition Ends / Our Nostalgic Memories

1924 - 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France.
1927 - 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Ill).
1929 - Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady), (d. 1993) is born.
1932 - Al Capone, mobster, convicted of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary.
1937 - Dick Dale, American guitarist ("The King of Surf Guitar"), is born.

Dick Dale / Our Nostalgic Memories

1942 - Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air).
1943 - NL Ford Frick demonstrates revised balata (golf) ball to reporters by bouncing it on his office carpet ball proves to be 50% livelier.
1945 - German troops in Netherlands, Denmark & Norway surrender.
1946 - 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in SF bay.
1953 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway (Old Man & The Sea).

Life Magazine / Our Nostalgic Memories

1957 - Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show.
1957 - Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam.
1959 - 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win.
1959 - Dick Clark announces the first movie to be released from his production company. The film is "Harrison High."
1961 - Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Van Nuys Cal, actress (Erin-Waltons) is born.

Mary McDonough as Erin / Our Nostalgic Memories

1964 - "Another World" & "As the World Turns" premieres on TV.
1964 - The Moody Blues form in Birmingham, England.
1969 - Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody," premieres in NYC.
1970 - National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio.
1972 - Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri South Vietnam.
1972 - The, Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
1973 - 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine.

Steambath / Our Nostalgic Memories

1973 - Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK.
1974 - The 100th episode of "Soul Train" airs.
1975 - Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77.

1979 - Margaret Thatcher elected prime minister of England.
1984 - Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling).
1984 - Bob Clampett, American cartoonist, puppeteer, director (Looney Tunes) ( (b. 1913) dies.

Bob Clampett Porky Pig Screenshot/ Our Nostalgic Memories

1989 - US launches Magellan to Venus.
1990 - Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger.
1991 - Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed.
1991 - Pres Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat.
1993 - "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 perfs.
1994 - Courtney Love cleared of drug charges.
1998 - A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
2007 - Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado.
2009 - Dom Deluise, American comedian, actor (b. 1933) dies.

Dom DeLuise / Our Nostalgic Memories

2012 - Jackie Cooper, American actor, (b. 1922) dies.

Jackie Cooper / Our Nostalgic Memories

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