On This Day for 4th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 207

  • 1956 Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam
  • 1956 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 1957 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2
  • 1957 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show

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1957 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1958 Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen president of Colombia

Music awardsMusic Awards

1959 First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1959 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)
  • 1960 1st great Delta dam closes, North-South Beveland
  • 1961 1st on-the-road Spacemobile lecture given.
  • 1961 CORE begins freedom rides from Washington, D.C.
  • 1961 Malcolm Ross & Victor Prather reach 34,668 m (record) in balloon
  • 1961 South-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested
  • 1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 1963 89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8
  • 1963 Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
  • 1964 "Another World" premieres on TV in the US
  • 1964 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
  • 1964 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)

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1965 Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1966 Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR
  • 1967 Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7
  • 1968 1st ABA championship: Pitts Pipers beat NO Buccaneers, 4 games to 3
  • 1968 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins
  • 1968 Dancer Image DQ due to drugs after winning 94th Kent Derby in 2:02½
  • 1969 Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody" premieres in NYC
  • 1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • 1969 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • 1970 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • 1970 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
  • 1970 Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)
  • 1972 Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri, South Vietnam
  • 1972 The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
  • 1973 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine
  • 1973 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Millie Martorella
  • 1973 Longest baseball game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
  • 1973 Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope
  • 1973 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
  • 1974 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04
  • 1975 Ed Bullins' "Taking of Miss Jane" premieres in NYC
  • 1975 Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
  • 1975 Maria Astrologes wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 1976 "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 performances
  • 1978 Russian leader Brezhnev visits West-Germany
  • 1979 Jackie Mercer wins her 4th golf title 31 years after her 1st

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1979 NASA launches Fltsatcom-2
  • 1980 Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
  • 1980 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC Women's Internationalional Golf Tournament
  • 1980 White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958
  • 1981 Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
  • 1981 Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)
  • 1981 Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
  • 1981 After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Bobby Sands MP died in the Maze; 9 further hunger strikers die over the next 3 months
  • 1982 British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands: 20 of her crew died.
  • 1982 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
  • 1982 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
  • 1983 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1984 Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
  • 1985 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
  • 1985 30th Eurovision Song Contest: Bobbysocks! for Norway wins singing "La det swinge" in Gothenburg
  • 1986 President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan
  • 1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1989 Junior Felix of Toronto becomes 53rd to hit HR on 1st at bat
  • 1989 US launches Magellan to Venus
  • 1989 US space shuttle STS-30 launched

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1990 Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1990 Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence
  • 1990 Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
  • 1990 Pakistan beat Aust by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah
  • 1991 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03
  • 1991 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
  • 1991 Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
  • 1991 Indians' Chris James sets club record for most RBIs in a game (9)
  • 1991 Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease
  • 1991 NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

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1991 President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1991 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome
  • 1993 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • 1994 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen

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1994 Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Courtney Love
  • 1996 122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Grindstone wins in 2:01
  • 1996 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Ernie Schlegel
  • 1996 Greg Pavlik one-hits Tigers making the Rangers 1st AL team to pitch back-to-back one-hitters since the Washington Senators in 1917
  • 1997 Phil Blackmar wins 50th Houston golf Open
  • 1997 Tammie Green wins LPGA Sprint Titlehoders Championship

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1998 A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 2000 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
  • 2001 The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.

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2002 Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giant, leading his team to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2002 128th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 2:01.13
  • 2007 Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado.
  • 2007 The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2008 Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • 2012 14 decapitated bodies and 9 hung from a bridge are found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
  • 2013 5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • 2013 77 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Baniyas

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2013 Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Author Harper Lee
Harper Lee

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 226

  • 1938 Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
  • 1938 William J Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)
  • 1938 Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer
  • 1939 Amos Oz, Jerusalem, Israel, author (My Michael)
  • 1939 Paul Gleason, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1940 Dick Curl, Chester Pa, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1940 Robin Cook, American novelist
  • 1941 David LaFlamme, Utah, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
  • 1941 George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
  • 1942 Ronnie Bond, drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • 1943 Nickolas Ashford, SC, singer (Ashford & Simpson-Solid as a Rock)
  • 1943 Stella Parton, sister of Dolly Parton/singer (A Woman's Touch)
  • 1943 Mikhail Chemiakin, Russian painter
  • 1944 Paul Gleason, actor (Breakfast CLub, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944 Peggy Santiglia, Belleville, New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (Angels)
  • 1945 George Wadenius, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1945 Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers)
  • 1945 Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist
  • 1946 Renee Powell, LPGA golfer
  • 1946 John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1948 Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)
  • 1948 Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 1948 George Tupou V, Tonga, King of Tonga (2006-2012), (d. 2012)
  • 1949 Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1949 Sybil Danning, [Danninger], Weis Austria, actress (Chained Heat)
  • 1949 Zal Cleminson, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • 1949 John Force, American race car driver
  • 1949 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London
  • 1950 Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)
  • 1950 Hilly Hicks, actor (Roll Out, Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 René CM van Asten, Dutch actor (Herenstraat 10)
  • 1951 Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1951 Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1951 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
  • 1951 Mick Mars [Robert Alan Deal], guitarist (Mötley Crüe), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (alternative date 4 April 1955)
  • 1951 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
  • 1952 Michael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer
  • 1954 Julie Budd, Bkln, singer (Child of Plenty)
  • 1954 Pia Zadora, American actress
  • 1955 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer
  • 1956 Jackie Bertsch, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield OH, astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)
  • 1956 Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt West Germany, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1956 David Guterson, American author
  • 1956 Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player
  • 1956 Sharon Jones, soul/funk singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1957 Peter Sleep, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1958 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) and social activist, born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • 1959 Randy Travis, Marshville NC, country singer (Diggin' Up Bones)
  • 1959 Robert Raymond Tway, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1959 Rohn Stark, NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1959 Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee
  • 1960 Martyn Moxon, cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89)
  • 1960 Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
  • 1961 Eugene Daniel, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1961 Jay Aston, rocker
  • 1961 Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Van Nuys Cal, actress (Erin-Waltons)
  • 1961 Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist
  • 1961 Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) Poet
  • 1962 Tracy Vaccaro, playmate (October, 1983), born in Glendale, California
  • 1962 Oleta Adams, American singer
  • 1964 Goran Prpic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • 1964 Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter and visual artist, founder of transrealism
  • 1965 Adri Bogers, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1966 Monica Tranel [Michini], Billings Mont, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Jane McGrath, co-founder of the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer (d. 2008)
  • 1967 Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1967 John Child, East York Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1967 Matthew Crane, Kimberton Pa, actor (Matt Cory-Another World)
  • 1967 Ana Gasteyer, American actress
  • 1967 Kate Garraway, English GMTV Presenter
  • 1968 Andre Collins, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1968 Eddie Perez, Cuidad Ojeda Venezuela, catcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1968 Kevin Todd, Winnipeg, NHL center (LA Kings)
  • 1968 Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh
  • 1969 Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969 Ryan Shamrock, American wrestling valet
  • 1970 Dawn Staley, Phila, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1970 Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals)
  • 1970 Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Derrick Clark, NFL/WLAF fullback (Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Steve Glenn, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1971 Joe Borowski, American baseball player
  • 1971 Luiz Garcia, Jr., Brazilian racing driver

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1972 Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], American musician (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • 1972 Ethan Watts, Phila, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1972 Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
  • 1973 Edward Hervey, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973 Matthew Barnaby, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Melissa Boyd, Miss Ohio USA (1996)
  • 1973 Michelle Martinez, Miss America (Texas-Top 10-1997), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1973 Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1975 Pablo Ruiz, Buenos Aires Arg, spanish singer
  • 1975 Laci Peterson, American murder victim (d. 2002)
  • 1976 Heather Kozar, playmate (Jan, 1998), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1976 Ben Grieve, American baseball player
  • 1976 Jason Michaels, American baseball player
  • 1977 Emily Perkins, Canadian actress

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Famous Deaths

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