On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1893

Historical Events

  • Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Dearing, American actor (Pollyanna, Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy), born in Ceres, California (d. 1974)
  • Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

  • George Washington Hewitt, American composer, dies at 82
1893 Highlights

About May 4, 1893

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 128 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus