On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2004

Historical Events

  • 130th Kentucky Derby: Stewart Elliott wins aboard Smarty Jones. North American wagering records smashed ($142m on 12-race card)
  • Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Giants outfielder Barry Bonds sets MLB record for being intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game during 6-3 defeat of Florida in SF

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Famous Birthdays

  • Charli D'Amelio, American dancer considered TikTok's biggest star, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
2004 Highlights

About May 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus