Video: 'The Dummy' clip
Video: 'Play It Again, Sam' trailer
(Thursday, May 4, 1972) — Play It Again, Sam, a film about a man obsessed with the movie Casablanca and the character of Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, opened today in U.S. theaters.
Directed by Herbert Ross, the film stars Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts.
Video: 'Battle of the Coral Sea - Lest We Forget'
(Monday, May 4, 1942, part of the Pacific War of World War II) — The Battle of Coral Sea, a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia, began today. It was the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fought without visual contact between warring ships. Continue reading Battle of the Coral Sea, first naval clash fought entirely by planes, begins 70 years ago today (1942)
Video: May 4, 1862 (at 59:58)
(Sunday, May 4, 1862, during the Siege of Yorktown, part of the American Civil War) — Union forces under Gen. George B. McClellan prepared to unleash a massive bombardment today against Confederate troops after a month-long siege at Yorktown, Virginia, only to discover the Confederates had slipped away during the night.