On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 2020

Historical Events

  • Countries in Europe begin cautious reopening after COVID-19 lockdown, Italy restarts construction and takeaways, Germany reopens schools
  • India begins lifting some restrictions in regions with fewer COVID-19 cases
  • World leaders pledge $8 billion to research treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, with the US and Russia not taking part

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Sutherland, New Zealand rugby union number 8 (10 caps; Marlborough), dies at 76

Person of interestDon Shula

Don Shula, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Super Bowl 1972, 73; Miami Dolphins; Baltimore Colts; NFL Coach of the Year 1964, 67, 68, 72), dies at 90

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

2020 Highlights

About May 4, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: May Day (Ireland)

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus