What Happened on May 4, 1970

Historical Events

  • National Guard kills 4 student anti-war protesters at Kent State University in Kent, 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 HOF guard (6 × WNBA All-Star, Charlotte Sting, Houston Comets; Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 04) and coach (Olympic gold 2020), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Gregg Alexander, American pop-rock musician, songwriter, and producer (New Radicals- "You Get What You Give"), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor (Arrested Development), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Allison Beth Krause, American student, killed by soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard at Kent State University while protesting against US military at 19
  • Jeffrey Miller, American student, killed by soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard at Kent State University while protesting against US military, at 20
  • Sandra Scheuer, American student, killed by soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard at Kent State University while protesting against US military, at 20
  • William Schroeder, American student, killed by soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard at Kent State University while protesting against US military at 20
1970 Highlights

About May 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
  • UK #1 Song: Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum