On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1929

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAudrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)

  • Sydney M. Lamb, American linguist (Stratificational grammar), born in Denver, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Morton Dunham, composer, dies at 75
1929 Highlights

About May 4, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus