On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st ABA championship: Pitts Pipers beat NO Buccaneers, 4 games to 3
  • 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins
  • Dancer Image disqualified due to drugs after winning 94th Kent Derby in 2:02½

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre Collins, American football NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals), born in Riverside, New Jersey
  • Eddie Pérez, Venezuelan-American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela
  • Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh, born in Leeds, England
  • Kevin Todd, Canadian ice hockey NHL center (LA Kings), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba