On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawn Staley, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor, born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • 4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard
  • William Schroeder (b. 1950)