Historical Events on May 4 (Part 2)

Event of Interest

2013 Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • 2013 Juventus F.C. win their 29th Serie A football title
  • 2014 Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama

Sports History

2015 Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry is named MVP for the 2014-15 NBA season

  • 2015 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Stuart Bingham beats fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy, 18-15 for his lone world title
  • 2016 Ohio Governor John Kasich bows out of the race for US Republican Presidential nominee
  • 2018 California overtakes Great Britain to become the worlds fifth largest economy

Sports History

2018 LA Angels 1st baseman Albert Pujols collects his 3,000th MLB hit in a 5-0 win v Mariners in Seattle

  • 2019 145th Kentucky Derby: stewards disqualify first-across-the-line Maximum Security for interference; longshot Country House declared winner; first DQ in race history for race infraction

Sports History

2019 Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez unifies a trio of middleweight world titles in a close, unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV

  • 2020 Countries in Europe begin cautious reopening after COVID-19 lockdown, Italy restarts construction and takeaways, Germany reopens schools
  • 2020 India begins lifting some restrictions in regions with fewer COVID-19 cases
  • 2020 World leaders pledge $8 billion to research treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, with the US and Russia not taking part
  • 2021 Following several positive Covid-19 cases across franchises the BCCI announces the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament
  • 2021 Malian woman Halima Cisse gives birth to nonuplets (nine babies) in Morocco, in only the third known case worldwide

Event of Interest

2021 Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador makes an historic apology to the Mayan people for abuses against them in the five centuries since the Spanish conquest [1]

Event of Interest

2021 US President Joe Biden announces new goal of 160 million people, nearly of 70% of adults, vaccinated by July 4

  • 2022 "'World's most dangerous trafficker" Colombian drug kingpin Dairo Antonio Úsuga (known as Otoniel) is extradited to the US for drug charges [1]
  • 2022 First of its kind study of transgender children, by Princeton University, transitioning aged 3-12, found vast majority continue to identify with their new gender five years later [1]
  • 2022 US Federal Reserve makes largest interest rate increase since 2000 (+0.5%), attempting to combat the fastest rate of inflation in four decades [1]

Walk of Fame Star for Carrie Fisher

2023 Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia from the Star Wars films, is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame [1]

Music History

2023 Ed Sheeran found not guilty of copying Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On" for his 2014 single “Thinking Out Loud" by a Manhattan federal jury; copyright infringement suit was filed by the heirs of Gaye's co-writer Ed Townsend [1]

  • 2023 In 2022 Covid-19 slipped from third to fourth leading cause of death in the US (behind heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries) according to National Center for Health Statistics [1]
  • 2023 WHO declares Covid-19 over as a global health emergency, but remains a significant threat, with seven million known deaths (real total likely to be 20 million) [1]