On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 2018

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • California overtakes Great Britain to become the worlds fifth largest economy
  • LA Angels 1st baseman Albert Pujols collects his 3,000th MLB hit in a 5-0 win v Mariners in Seattle

Famous Deaths

  • Barnet Fain, American businessman and artist, dies at 86
  • BN Vijaya Kumar, Indian politician, dies at 59 of a heart attack
  • Bobbie Louise Hawkins, American poet and author, dies at 87
  • Cathy Godbold, Australian actress (The Saddle Club, Home and Away), dies of brain cancer at 43
  • Edwin G. Burrows, American historian and professor, dies at 74
  • Larry Hunter, American college basketball coach (Wittenberg Tigers, Ohio Bobcats, Western Carolina Catamounts), dies at 68
  • Lionel Lamy, French footballer, dies at 74
  • Luyanda Ntshangase, South African footballer (Maritzburg United), is struck by lightning and dies at 21
  • Naser Cheshm Azar, Iranian composer, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Paul Bloodgood, American artist, dies at 58 of Alzheimer's disease
  • Renate Dorrelstein, Dutch writer and journalist, dies of cancer at 64