On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1932

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC

  • Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, Univ of Pittsburgh

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1986)

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins, American actor and singer (Psycho, Friendly Persuasion, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

  • Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricketer (economical Indian slow left-armer 1956-68), born in Nashik, Bombay, British India
  • Clive Davis, American record producer and music industry executive, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Richard Lugar, American politician, U. S. Senator from Indiana, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, dies at 59
  • Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies