This Day in History for 4th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 206

1953 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea
1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1956 - Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam
1956 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1957 - 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2
1957 - Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show
1957 - Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam
1958 - Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen president of Colombia
1959 - 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win
1959 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)
1960 - 1st great Delta dam closes, North-South Beveland
Jazz Musician Ella FitzgeraldJazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald 1961 - 1st on-the-road Spacemobile lecture given.
1961 - CORE begins freedom rides from Washington, DC
1961 - Malcolm Ross & Victor Prather reach 34,668 m (record) in balloon
1961 - South-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - 89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8
1963 - Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
1964 - "Another World" premieres on TV in the US
1964 - 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
1964 - KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 1965 - Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record
1966 - Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR
1967 - Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7
1968 - 1st ABA championship: Pitts Pipers beat NO Buccaneers, 4 games to 3
1968 - 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins
1968 - Dancer Image DQ due to drugs after winning 94th Kent Derby in 2:02½
1969 - Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody" premieres in NYC
1969 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1969 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
1970 - National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
1970 - Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
1970 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)
1972 - Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri South Vietnam
1972 - The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
1973 - 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine
1973 - BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Millie Martorella
1973 - Longest game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20
1973 - Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope
1973 - Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
1973 - Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
1974 - 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04
1975 - Ed Bullins' "Taking of Miss Jane" premieres in NYC
1975 - Flyers 1-Isles 0-Semis-Flyers hold 3-0 lead-Isles held to 14 shots
1975 - Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
1975 - Maria Astrologes wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1976 - "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 perfs
1978 - Russian president Brezhnev visits West-Germany
1979 - Jackie Mercer wins her 4th golf title 31 years after her 1st
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1979 - Margaret Thatcher 1st woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1979 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-2
1980 - Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
1980 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC Women's Internationalional Golf Tournament
1980 - White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958
1981 - Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
1981 - Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)
1981 - Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
1981 - After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Bobby Sands MP died in the Maze; 9 further hunger strikers die over the next 3 months
1982 - British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands
1982 - Nordiques 2-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles win series 4-0
1982 - Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
1983 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1984 - Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
1985 - 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
1986 - President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 - Junior Felix of Toronto becomes 53rd to hit HR on 1st at bat
1989 - US launches Magellan to Venus
1989 - US space shuttle STS-30 launched
1990 - Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger
1990 - Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence
1990 - Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
1990 - Pakistan beat Aust by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah
1991 - 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03
1991 - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
1991 - Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
1991 - Indians' Chris James sets club record for most RBIs in a game (9)
1991 - Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease
1991 - NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 1991 - President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat
1993 - "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 perfs
1994 - Arsenal wins 34th Europe Cup II
1994 - Courtney Love cleared of drug charges
1996 - 122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Grindstone wins in 2:01
1996 - ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Ernie Schlegel
1996 - Greg Pavlik one-hits Tigers making the Rangers 1st AL team to pitch back-to-back one-hitters since the Washington Senators in 1917
1997 - Bruno's Memorial Senior Golf Classic
Singer-Songwriter Courtney LoveSinger-Songwriter Courtney Love 1997 - Phil Blackmar wins 50th Houston golf Open
1997 - Tammie Green wins LPGA Sprint Titlehoders Championship
1998 - A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
2000 - Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
2001 - The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
2002 - Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giant, leading his team to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another
2002 - 128th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 2:01.13
MLB Legend Barry BondsMLB Legend Barry Bonds 2007 - Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado.
2007 - The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.
2008 - Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer
2012 - 14 decapitated bodies and 9 hung from a bridge are found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
2013 - 5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 226

1938 - Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
1938 - William J Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)
1938 - Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer
1939 - Amos Oz, Jerusalem, Israel, author (My Michael)
1939 - Paul Gleason, American actor (d. 2006)
1940 - Dick Curl, Chester Pa, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1940 - Robin Cook, American novelist
1941 - David LaFlamme, Utah, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
1941 - George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
1942 - Ronnie Bond, drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1943 - Nickolas Ashford, SC, singer (Ashford & Simpson-Solid as a Rock)
1943 - Stella Parton, sister of Dolly Parton/singer (A Woman's Touch)
1943 - Mikhail Chemiakin, Russian painter
1944 - Paul Gleason, Jersey City NJ, actor (Breakfast CLub, Die Hard)
1944 - Peggy Santiglia, Belleville, New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (Angels)
1945 - George Wadenius, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1945 - Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers)
1945 - Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist
1946 - Renee Powell, LPGA golfer
1946 - John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver
1948 - Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)
1948 - Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1948 - George Tupou V, Tonga, King of Tonga (2006-2012), (d. 2012)
1949 - Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1949 - Sybil Danning, [Danninger], Weis Austria, actress (Chained Heat)
1949 - Zal Cleminson, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
1949 - John Force, American race car driver
1949 - Graham Swift, British author
1950 - Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)
1950 - Hilly Hicks, Los Angeles California, actor (Roll Out, Roots)
1950 - René CM van Asten, Dutch actor (Herenstraat 10)
1951 - Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
1951 - Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], Gary In, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)
1951 - Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
1951 - Mick Mars, American guitarist (Mötley Crüe)
1951 - Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
1952 - Michael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer
1954 - Julie Budd, Bkln, singer (Child of Plenty)
1954 - Pia Zadora, American actress
1955 - Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer
1956 - Jackie Bertsch, LPGA golfer
1956 - Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield OH, astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)
1956 - Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt West Germany, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
1956 - David Guterson, American author
1956 - Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player
1956 - Sharon Jones, Augusta Georgia, soul/funk singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)
1957 - Peter Sleep, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90)
Artist & Social Activist Keith HaringArtist & Social Activist Keith Haring (1958) 1958 - Keith Haring, Kutztown Pa, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review)
1959 - Randy Travis, Marshville NC, country singer (Diggin' Up Bones)
1959 - Robert Raymond Tway, Oklahoma City OK, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson)
1959 - Rohn Stark, NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1959 - Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee
1960 - Martyn Moxon, cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89)
1960 - Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
1961 - Eugene Daniel, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens)
1961 - Jay Aston, rocker
1961 - Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Van Nuys Cal, actress (Erin-Waltons)
1961 - Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist
1961 - Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) Poet
1962 - Tracy Vaccaro, Glendale California, playmate (October, 1983)
1962 - Oleta Adams, American singer
1964 - Goran Prpic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
1964 - Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter and visual artist, founder of transrealism
1965 - Adri Bogers, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
1966 - Monica Tranel [Michini], Billings Mont, rower (Olympics-96)
1966 - Jane McGrath, co-founder of the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer (d. 2008)
1967 - Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
1967 - John Child, East York Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)
1967 - Matthew Crane, Kimberton Pa, actor (Matt Cory-Another World)
1967 - Ana Gasteyer, American actress
1967 - Kate Garraway, English GMTV Presenter
1968 - Andre Collins, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
1968 - Eddie Perez, Cuidad Ojeda Venezuela, catcher (Atlanta Braves)
1968 - Kevin Todd, Winnipeg, NHL center (LA Kings)
1968 - Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh
1969 - Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player
1969 - Ryan Shamrock, American wrestling valet
1970 - Dawn Staley, Phila, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
1970 - Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals)
1970 - Will Arnett, Toronto Ontario, Canadian-American actor
1971 - Derrick Clark, NFL/WLAF fullback (Broncos, Rhein Fire)
1971 - Steve Glenn, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1971 - Joe Borowski, American baseball player
1971 - Luiz Garcia, Jr., Brazilian racing driver
Bassist Rocker Mike DirntBassist Rocker Mike Dirnt (1972) 1972 - Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], Berkeley, California, American musician (Green Day)
1972 - Ethan Watts, Phila, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
1972 - Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1972 - Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
1973 - Edward Hervey, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1973 - Matthew Barnaby, Ottawa, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1973 - Melissa Boyd, Miss Ohio USA (1996)
1973 - Michelle Martinez, Dallas Texas, Miss America (Texas-Top 10-1997)
1973 - Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
1974 - Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player
1975 - Pablo Ruiz, Buenos Aires Arg, spanish singer
1975 - Laci Peterson, American murder victim (d. 2002)
1976 - Heather Kozar, Akron OH, playmate (Jan, 1998)
1976 - Ben Grieve, American baseball player
1976 - Jason Michaels, American baseball player
1977 - Emily Perkins, Canadian actress

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