On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • NL Ford Frick demonstrates revised balata ball to reporters by bouncing it on his office carpet ball proves to be 50% livelier

Famous Birthdays

  • Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter, born in Moscow
  • Nickolas Ashford, American singer (Ashford & Simpson), born in Fairfield, South Carolina (d. 2011)
  • Stella Parton, American singer (A Woman's Touch), sister of Dolly Parton, born in Sevierville, Tennessee