On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1974

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • Geraldo [Gerald Walcan Bright], British "sweet music" dance band leader (Gaucho Tango Orchestra), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Israel Citkowitz, Polish 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? 47 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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