What Happened on May 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "The 400 Blows", French film directed by François Truffaut, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, is released

Music awardsMusic Awards

First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • Pulitzer Prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)

Famous Birthdays

  • Randy Travis, American country music singer (Diggin' Up Bones), born in Marshville, North Carolina
  • Robert Raymond Tway, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Rohn Stark, American football NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee, born in Marietta, Georgia