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Notable Historical Events for May 4th

1929Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9

19591st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

1944"Gaslight", starring an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her film debut, is released

1991President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

1965Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record

1862Yorktown, VA - Mcclellan halted his troop before town as it is full of armed torpedoes left by CS Brigadier General Gabrial Rains

1834Charles Darwin's expedition reaches 200 km from Atlantic Ocean

1957Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

2010Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

1910Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy

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Notable Birthdays on May 4th

1929Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady), (d. 1993)

1972Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], Berkeley, California, American musician (Green Day)

1796Horace Mann, Franklin Massachusetts, American educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)

1928Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg South Carolina, golfer (US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60)

1958Keith Haring, Kutztown Pa, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review)

1928Hosni Mubarak, Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt, Egyptian president (1981-2011)

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Notable Weddings on May 4th

1944Baseball player Ted Williams marries Doris Soule (divorced 1954)

1962Actor Christopher Plummer (32) weds columnist Patricia Lewis at the Marylebone Registry office in London

1941Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (23) weds Ethel Arnold

2013Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

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Notable Deaths on May 4th

1975Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77

2012MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47

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