On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco bay
  • 72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6
  • Wash's Cecil Travis gets 6 straight hits before being stopped

Famous Birthdays

  • John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Renee Powell, American golfer, broadcaster (first woman to compete in a men's golf tournament), born in East Canton, Ohio
  • Richard L. Brodsky, American lawyer and NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983-2010), born in Brooklyn, New York