On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Léon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler and commentator, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1999)
  • Mortimer Zuckerman, Canadian-American media proprietor and CEO (US News & World Report, NY Daily News), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Robert Fulghum, American author (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), born in Waco, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Eligon, cricketer, dies of blood poisoning from a nail in his boot at 28
  • Keke Geladze, Russian seamstress who was the mother of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, dies at 78 or 81