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May 4 is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 241 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1902Ronnie Aird, English cricketer and administrator (d. 1986)
  • 1902 – Cola Debrot, Dutch physician, lawyer, and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1902 – William Brown Meloney, writer and theatrical producer (d. 1971)[8]
  • 1903Luther Adler, American actor (d. 1984)
  • 1903 – Paul Demel, Czech actor (d. 1951)
  • 1905Al Dexter, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
  • 1906Gustav Bergmann, Austrian-American philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1987)
  • 1907Lincoln Kirstein, American soldier and playwright, co-founded the New York City Ballet (d. 1996)
  • 1907 – Walter Walsh, American target shooter and FBI agent (d. 2014)
  • 1908Wolrad Eberle, German decathlete (d. 1949)
  • 1911Evald Seepere, Estonian boxer (d. 1990)
  • 1913John Broome, American author (d. 1999)
  • 1913 – Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
  • 1914Maedayama Eigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 39th Yokozuna (d. 1971)
  • 1916Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)
  • 1916 – Richard Proenneke, American soldier, carpenter, and meteorologist (d. 2003)
  • 1917Edward T. Cone, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1917 – Nick Joaquin, Filipino writer, journalist and historian (d. 2004)
  • 1918Tom Mead, Australian journalist and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1918 – Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese soldier and politician, 64th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1993)
  • 1919Dory Funk, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1973)
  • 1919 – Basil Yamey, South African-English economist and academic (d. 2020)
  • 1921Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1921 – John van Kesteren, Dutch-American tenor and actor (d. 2008)
  • 1921 – Edo Murtić, Croatian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2005)
  • 1922Paul-Émile Charbonneau, Canadian archbishop (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Eugenie Clark, American biologist and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1923Stanley Biber, American soldier and physician (d. 2006)
  • 1923 – Ed Cassidy, American jazz and rock drummer (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and producer (d. 1986)
  • 1923 – Eric Sykes, British actor and comedian (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – John Toner, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1925Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1926David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon, English politician (d. 2020)
  • 1928Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet, translator, and publisher
  • 1928 – Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian air marshal and politician, 4th President of Egypt (d. 2020)
  • 1928 – Betsy Rawls, American golfer
  • 1928 – Wolfgang von Trips, German race car driver (d. 1961)
  • 1929Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Audrey Hepburn, Belgian-British actress and humanitarian (d. 1993)
  • 1929 – Paige Rense, American magazine editor (d. 2021)[9]
  • 1930Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson family
  • 1930 – Roberta Peters, American soprano (d. 2017)
  • 1931Jan Pesman, Dutch speed skater (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor and educator (d. 2018)
  • 1931 – Thomas Stuttaford, English physician, journalist, and politician (d. 2018)
  • 1932Harlon Hill, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Alexander MacAra, Scottish epidemiologist and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1933J. Fred Duckett, American journalist and educator (d. 2007)
  • 1936El Cordobés, Spanish bullfighter
  • 1936 – Med Hondo, Mauritanian filmmaker and actor (d. 2019)
  • 1937Ron Carter, American bassist and educator
  • 1937 – Dick Dale, American surf-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (d. 2019)
  • 1937 – Wim Verstappen, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1938Tyrone Davis, American blues and soul singer (d. 2005)
  • 1938 – Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican journalist, author, and critic (d. 2010)
  • 1938 – Gillian Tindall, English historian and author
  • 1939Neil Fox, English rugby league player and coach
  • 1939 – Amos Oz, Israeli journalist and author (d. 2018)
  • 1939 – Leon Rochefort, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1940Robin Cook, American physician and author
  • 1940 – Peter Gregg, American race car driver and businessman (d. 1980)
  • 1941George Will, American journalist and author
  • 1942Nickolas Ashford, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1943Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer (d. 1971)
  • 1943 – Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter and sculptor
  • 1943 – Prasanta Pattanaik, Indian economist and academic
  • 1944Walker Boone, Canadian actor (d. 2021)[10][11]
  • 1944 – Steve Liebmann, Australian radio and television host
  • 1944 – Russi Taylor, American voice actress (d. 2019)
  • 1945Jan Mulder, Dutch footballer and journalist
  • 1946John Barnard, English car designer
  • 1946 – Gary Bauer, American political activist
  • 1946 – John Watson, British race car driver
  • 1947John Bosley, Canadian businessman and politician, 31st Canadian Speaker of the House of Commons
  • 1947 – Ronald Sørensen, Dutch historian and politician
  • 1947 – Trivimi Velliste, Estonian politician, 17th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1948Alison Britton, English sculptor and educator
  • 1948 – Hurley Haywood, American race car driver
  • 1948 – King George Tupou V of Tonga, (d. 2012)
  • 1949Graham Swift, English novelist and short story writer
  • 1950Darryl Hunt, English bass player
  • 1951Colin Bass, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1951 – Colleen Hanabusa, American lawyer and politician
  • 1951 – Jackie Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1952Belinda Green, Australian beauty queen and 1972 Miss World
  • 1953Pia Zadora, American actress and singer
  • 1954Ryan Cayabyab, Filipino pianist, composer, and conductor
  • 1954 – Trevor Ryan, Australian rugby league player[12]
  • 1956Michael L. Gernhardt, American astronaut and engineer
  • 1956 – David Guterson, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist
  • 1956 – Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player and coach
  • 1957Jaak Huimerind, Estonian architect
  • 1957 – Kathy Kreiner, Canadian skier
  • 1957 – Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer
  • 1957 – Marijke Vos, Dutch educator and politician
  • 1958Delbert Fowler, American football player
  • 1958 – Keith Haring, American painter (d. 1990)
  • 1958 – Jane Kennedy, English politician
  • 1958 – Caroline Spelman, English politician, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • 1959Valdemaras Chomičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
  • 1959 – Randy Travis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1959 – Bob Tway, American golfer
  • 1960Werner Faymann, Austrian politician, 28th Chancellor of Austria
  • 1961Jay Aston, English singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1964Silvia Costa, Cuban high jumper
  • 1966Gary Elkins, English footballer and manager[13]
  • 1966 – Jane McGrath, English-Australian activist, co-founded the McGrath Foundation (d. 2008)
  • 1967Kate Garraway, English journalist
  • 1967 – Ana Gasteyer, American actress and singer
  • 1969Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969 – Franz Resch, Austrian footballer and manager
  • 1970Gregg Alexander, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1970 – Will Arnett, Canadian actor and producer
  • 1970 – Giovanni Mirabassi, Italian jazz musician
  • 1970 – Dawn Staley, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Paul Wiseman, New Zealand cricketer and coach
  • 1971Joe Borowski, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Miles Stewart, Australian triathlete
  • 1972Manny Aybar, Dominican baseball player
  • 1972 – Mike Dirnt, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1973Matthew Barnaby, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentinian footballer and coach
  • 1973 – John Madden, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1974Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player and coach
  • 1974 – Tony McCoy, Northern Irish jockey and sportscaster
  • 1976Ben Grieve, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Rory Hamill, Northern Irish international footballer[14]
  • 1976 – Jason Michaels, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Indrek Visnapuu, Estonian basketball player and coach
  • 1977John Tripp, Canadian-German ice hockey player
  • 1978Erin Andrews, American sportscaster and journalist
  • 1978 – Igor Biscan, Croatian footballer
  • 1978 – Brett Burton, Australian footballer
  • 1978 – Vladimíra Uhlířová, Czech tennis player
  • 1979Lance Bass, American singer, dancer, and producer
  • 1979 – Kristin Harmel, American journalist and author
  • 1979 – Marie Poissonnier, French pole vaulter
  • 1979 – Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan rugby player
  • 1980Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer
  • 1981 – Dallon Weekes, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1982Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer
  • 1982 – Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer
  • 1982 – Giorgos Tsiaras, Greek basketball player
  • 1983Dan Christian, Australian cricketer
  • 1983 – Derek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Robert Zwinkels, Dutch footballer
  • 1984Manjural Islam Rana, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2007)
  • 1984 – Brad Maddox, American wrestler and referee
  • 1984 – Sarah Meier, Swiss figure skater
  • 1984 – Montell Owens, American football player
  • 1984 – Kevin Slowey, American baseball player
  • 1985Ravi Bopara, English cricketer
  • 1985 – Anthony Fedorov, Ukrainian-born American singer and actor
  • 1985 – Fernandinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 – Lester "Bo" McCalebb, American-Macedonian professional basketball player
  • 1985 – Jamie Adenuga, English MC and rapper
  • 1986Devan Dubnyk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – George Hill, American basketball player
  • 1987Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish footballer
  • 1987 – Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1988Radja Nainggolan, Belgian footballer
  • 1989Dániel Gyurta, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1989 – Henna Lindholm, Finnish figure skater
  • 1989 – Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1989 – Aris Tatarounis, Greek basketball player
  • 1989 – James van Riemsdyk, American ice hockey player
  • 1990Irina Falconi, American tennis player
  • 1990 – Ryan Morgan, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Duvashen Padayachee, Australian race car driver[15]
  • 1990 – Andrea Torres, Filipino actress and model
  • 1991Brianne Jenner, Canadian women's ice hockey player
  • 1992Victor Oladipo, American basketball player
  • 1993Jānis Bērziņš, Latvian basketball player
  • 1994Abi Masatora, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1994 – Joseph Tapine, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1996Pelayo Roza, Spanish sprint canoeist
  • 1997Max King, Australian rugby league player[16]

Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 408Venerius, archbishop of Milan
  • 784Arbeo, bishop of Freising
  • 1003Herman II, duke of Swabia
  • 1038Gotthard of Hildesheim, German bishop (b. 960)
  • 1406Coluccio Salutati, chancellor of Florence (b. 1331)
  • 1436Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish rebel leader
  • 1471Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, son and heir of Henry VI of England (b. 1453)
  • 1471 – Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset (b. 1438)
  • 1483George Neville, Duke of Bedford (b. 1457)
  • 1506Husayn Mirza Bayqara, Timurid ruler of Herat (b. 1438)
  • 1519Lorenzo de' Medici, duke of Urbino (b. 1492)[17]
  • 1535John Houghton, Carthusian monk and saint
  • 1562Lelio Sozzini, Italian Protestant theologian (b. 1525)
  • 1566Luca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490)
  • 1571Pierre Viret, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1511)

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1901John Jones Ross, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (b. 1831)
  • 1903Gotse Delchev, Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary IMRO (b. 1872)
  • 1912Nettie Stevens, American geneticist credited with discovering sex chromosomes (b. 1861)[19]
  • 1916Ned Daly, Irish rebel commander (Easter Rising) (b. 1891)
  • 1916 – John Murray, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Victoria (b. 1851)
  • 1916 – Willie Pearse, Irish rebel (b. 1891)
  • 1916 – Joseph Plunkett, Irish rebel and writer (b. 1887)
  • 1919Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak general and politician (b. 1880)
  • 1922Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian politician (b. 1888)
  • 1923Ralph McKittrick, American golfer and tennis player (b. 1877)
  • 1924E. Nesbit, English author and poet (b. 1858)
  • 1938Kanō Jigorō, Japanese founder of judo (b. 1860)
  • 1938 – Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
  • 1941Chris McKivat, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1880)
  • 1945Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (b. 1880)
  • 1953Alexandre Pharamond, French rugby player (b. 1876)
  • 1955George Enescu, Romanian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1881)
  • 1964Karl Robert Pusta, Estonian politician, 4th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
  • 1969Osbert Sitwell, English-Italian author and poet (b. 1892)
  • 1971William Brown Meloney, writer and theatrical producer (b. 1902)[8]
  • 1972Father Chrysanthus, Dutch arachnologist (b. 1905)[20]
  • 1972 – Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1973Jane Bowles, American author and playwright (b. 1917)
  • 1975Moe Howard, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1976Frank Strahan, Australian public servant (b. 1886)
  • 1980Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav field marshal and politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)
  • 1981C. Loganathan, Sri Lankan banker (b. 1913)
  • 1983Nino Sanzogno, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1911)
  • 1984Diana Dors, English actress (b. 1931)
  • 1985Fikri Sönmez, Turkish tailor and politician (b. 1938)
  • 1985 – Clarence Wiseman, English-Canadian 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)
  • 1987Paul Butterfield, American singer and harmonica player (b. 1942)[21]
  • 1987 – Cathryn Damon, American actress (b. 1930)
  • 1988Lillian Estelle Fisher, American historian of Spanish America (b. 1891)
  • 1990Emily Remler, American guitarist (b. 1957)
  • 1991Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer-songwriter and mandolin player (b. 1902)
  • 1992Gregor Mackenzie, Scottish politician (b. 1927)
  • 1993France Štiglic, Slovenian film director and screenwriter (b. 1919)
  • 1995Connie Wisniewski, American baseball player (b. 1922)[22]
  • 2000Hendrik Casimir, Dutch physicist and academic (b. 1909)
  • 2001Bonnie Lee Bakley, American model, wife of Robert Blake (b. 1956)
  • 2004David Reimer, Canadian victim of a botched circumcision and transgender reassignment surgery (b. 1965)[23]
  • 2005David Hackworth, American colonel and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2008Fred Baur, American chemist and founder of Pringles (b. 1918)[24]
  • 2009Dom DeLuise, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1933)
  • 2011Sammy McCrory, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1924)
  • 2012Mort Lindsey, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Bob Stewart, American television producer, founded Stewart Tele Enterprises (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Adam Yauch, American rapper and director (b. 1964)
  • 2012 – Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian footballer (b. 1963)
  • 2013Otis R. Bowen, American physician and politician, 44th Governor of Indiana (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Christian de Duve, English-Belgian cytologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Javier Diez Canseco, Peruvian sociologist and politician (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Mario Machado, Chinese-American journalist and actor (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Morgan Morgan-Giles, English admiral and politician (b. 1914)
  • 2013 – César Portillo de la Luz, Cuban guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2014Dick Ayers, American author and illustrator (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (b. 1983)
  • 2014 – Edgar Cortright, American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Helga Königsdorf, German physicist and author (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Ross Lonsberry, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Jean-Paul Ngoupandé, Central African politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1948)
  • 2015William Bast, American screenwriter and author (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Ellen Albertini Dow, American actress (b. 1913)
  • 2015 – Marv Hubbard, American football player (b. 1946)[25]
  • 2016Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, Burundian politician (b. 1946)
  • 2020Don Shula, American football player and coach (b. 1930)[26]
  • 2020 – Greg Zanis, American carpenter and activist (b. 1950)[27]
  • 2021Nick Kamen, English model, songwriter (b. 1962)[28]

Holidays and observances

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