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Notable Historical Events for May 4th

1953Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea

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

1932Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary convicted of income tax evasion

1957Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

19591st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

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

1998A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

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

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

1728George Frederick Handel's opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto" premieres in London

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Notable Birthdays on May 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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)

1969Actor Dustin Hoffman (31) weds actress Anne Byrne (25)

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 4th

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

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

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