On This Day 4 August

Important Days

Important Events

1873 – American Indian Wars: While protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer clashes for the first time with the Cheyenne and Lakota people near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1888 – Taher Saifuddin, Indian religious leader, 51st Da’i al-Mutlaq (d. 1965)

1929 – Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1987)

1931 – Naren Tamhane, Indian cricketer (d. 2002)

1950 – N. Rangaswamy, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Chief Minister of Puducherry

1965 – Vishal Bhardwaj, Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer

1978 – Sandeep Naik, Indian politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

2015 – John Rudometkin, American basketball player (b. 1940)
2015 – Billy Sherrill, American songwriter and producer (b. 1936)
2015 – Alfred C. Williams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)
2019 – Nuon Chea, Cambodian politician and theorist for the Khmer Rouge (b. 1926)