What Happened on May 4, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Douglas Hyde (a protestant) becomes 1st president of Eire

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer
  • Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
  • William J Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist/writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48