On this day: December 4

POSTED: 04:14 PM PST Dec 03, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 03, 2015 

The U.S. Senate approves America's participation in the United Nations, the "Million Dollar Quartet" jams at Sun Studios, Led Zeppelin disbands, and Pan Am collapses, all on this day.

OTD December 4 - Reds
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1981: The drama "Reds," starring and directed by Warren Beatty, opens in theaters. The movie, which also stars Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, tells the life story of John Reed, the revolutionary communist, journalist and writer who chronicled the Russian Revolution in his book "Ten Days that Shook the World." The movie earned 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Beatty, and Best Actress for Keaton, but won only three, including a Best Director Oscar for Beatty.


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