On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1974

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

100th Kentucky Derby: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. wins aboard Cannonade for first of 3 Derby victories


Famous Birthdays

  • Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Anaco, Anzoátegui, Venezuela

Famous Deaths

  • Israel Citkowitz, composer, dies at 65
  • John Wengraf, Austrian actor (12 to the Moon, Pride & Passion), dies at 77
1974 Highlights

About May 4, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus