On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1928

Famous Birthdays

Betsy Rawls

Betsy Rawls, American golfer (US Women's Open: 1951, 53, 57, 60), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president (1981-2011) who was ousted during the Arab spring, born in Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt (d. 2020)

  • Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter (Roulette), born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1961)

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63
1928 Highlights

About May 4, 1928

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus