Video: 'The Alternate Side' (clip)
Video: Mozart bio
(Monday, December 5, 1791, 1 a.m. local time) — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, died this morning in Vienna at the age of 35.
Although the cause of death cannot be known with certainty, the most widely accepted hypothesis is that Mozart died of acute rheumatic fever.
(Monday, December 4, 1961, evening) — Edward Kennedy, 29, youngest brother of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, stated tonight he is a candidate for the Senate seat former held by the president.
The statement was made at a meeting in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, of some 30 prospective delegates to the Democratic state convention next year.
Video: Outbreak and fire announcement (at 8:59)
(Saturday, December 4, 1971) — The Montreux Casino in Switzerland was set ablaze today by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert. Continue reading Montreux Casino burned down during Frank Zappa concert 40 years ago today (1971)
(Saturday, December 4, 1971) — Family Affair by Sly & the Family Stone peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the song #138 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
(Saturday, December 4, 1971) — Everybody’s Everything by Santana peaked at #21 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart one week.
Video: 'On Golden Pond' trailer
(Friday, December 4, 1981) — On Golden Pond, a film about an aging couple Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) and Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) who are visited by daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda) with her fiance and his rebellious son at their summer home on Golden Pond, opened today at the Cinema 1 in New York City.
Directed by Mark Rydell, the drama was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning three, including Best Actor (Henry Fonda, in his final role).