On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1968

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

  • 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
1968 Highlights

About May 4, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • UK #1 Song: What A Wonderful World/Cabaret - Louis Armstrong