On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Douglas Hyde (a protestant) becomes 1st president of Eire

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer and political activist, born in Mexico City
  • Tyrone Davis, American R&B singer (Can I Change My Mind, Turn Back The Hands Of Time), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • William J. Bennett, American politician, U.S. Secretary of Education (1985-88), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist and writer (Nobel Peace Prize 1935), dies at 48