On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 2013

Historical Events

  • 139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89
  • 39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria
  • 5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • 77 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Baniyas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Author Harper Lee
Harper Lee
  • Juventus F.C. win their 29th Serie A football title

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

British actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

Famous Deaths

  • Christian de Duve, British cytologist and biochemist (Nobel 1974), dies from euthanasia at 95
  • Morgan Morgan-Giles, British Naval officer and politician, dies at 98
  • Otis Bowen, American politician, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89), dies at 95
2013 Highlights

About May 4, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus