On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1938

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
  • Kanō Jigorō, Japanese educator and the founder of Judo, dies at 77
1938 Highlights

About May 4, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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