Daily Archives: December 4, 2015

‘Sense and Sensibility’ premieres in Beverly Hills 20 years ago tonight (Dec 4 1995)


Video: 'Sense and Sensibility' trailer

(Monday, December 4, 1995, evening PST)Sense and Sensibility, a British–American period drama film version of Jane Austen’s classic tale of two sisters with different romantic notions, premiered tonight at Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

Directed by Ang Lee, the film starred Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant.

Senate approves U.S. participation in United Nations 70 years ago tonight (Dec 4 1945)


Video: 'History and Functions of The United Nations'

(Tuesday, December 4, 1945, evening EST) — The Senate passed by a 65-to-7 vote this evening the legislation to give the United States full, active participation in the United Nations Organization in accordance with the San Francisco Charter that it ratified, 89 to 2, last July. Continue reading Senate approves U.S. participation in United Nations 70 years ago tonight (Dec 4 1945)

Gemini 7 team is orbited for a flight of 2 weeks and rendezvous in space 50 years ago this hour (Dec 4 1965)


Video: 'Gemini 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Launches: Cape Kennedy 1965 US Air Force Eastern Test Range; Titan IIIC...' (Dec. 4, 1965, at 24:43)

(Saturday, December 4, 1965, 19:30:03 UTC) — The United States today launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A. Lovell aboard on a two-week mission.

While Gemini 7 was in orbit, its sister ship, Gemini 6A, was launched on Dec. 15, 1965, on a one-day mission; the two spacecraft were able to rendezvous within a foot of each other.

‘I’ll Follow The Sun/When I Get Home’ episode airs on ‘The Beatles’ cartoon series 50 years ago this hour (Dec 4 1965)


Video: 'The Beatles Cartoons Episode 11'

(Saturday, December 4, 1965, 10:30 a.m. EST) — The Beatles are captured by a cowboy outlaw when their car breaks down and later meet Quasimodo when they visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.