On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1904

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in "modern" baseball for Boston Americans against Philadelphia Athletics's (3-0)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races), born in Donnington Wood, Telford (d. 1986)
1904 Highlights

About May 5, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus