August 4 in History
1892August 4, 1892:
32-year old Lizzie Borden murders her stepmother and father. The story has been depicted in a number of movies and television series including the 2018 film titled “Lizzie”.
1942August 4, 1942:
Mark Sandrich-produced movie titled “Holiday Inn” premiers at the iconic New York Paramount Theatre. It features actors like Marjorie Reynolds and Bing Crosby.
1964August 4, 1964:
Rock band, The Kinks, issues their song titled "You Really Got Me" in the United Kingdom. It would go on to become the number song in the country the following month.
1966August 4, 1966:
Michigan-based vocal group, ‘The Temptations’ drops its single titled "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep".
1967August 4, 1967:
English collective Pink Floyd issues maiden studio album dubbed "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn".
1970August 4, 1970:
Jim Morrison of ‘The Doors' fame is busted by law enforcers and charged with public drunkenness. He was seen lying unconscious at the doorstep of a resident.
1972August 4, 1972:
“Super Fly”, a film directed by Gordon Parks Jr., premieres. It features stars like Ron O'Neal and Charles McGregor.
1994August 4, 1994: Popular American rapper, Notorious B.I.G., known in private life as Christopher George Latore Wallace, marries singer and songwriter Faith Evans.
2005August 4, 2005:
American guitarist and blues singer, James Campbell, otherwise known as "Little Milton", dies of a stroke. He’s remembered for his songs such as "We're Gonna Make It" and "Grits Ain't Groceries".
2011August 4, 2011:
Rap star, Big Sean gets arrested and charged with sexual assault. He would pay a fine of $750.