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May 4th

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

On this page, we have placed information about May 4th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 4th

1923 Eric Sykes (actor, comedian)

1928 Hosni Mubarak (Egyptian President 1981-2011)

Hosni Mubarak

1929 Audrey Hepburn (actress)

Audrey Hepburn

1939 Paul Gleason (actor)

1940 Robin Cook (author)

1954 Pia Zadora (actress)

1961 Jay Aston (singer - Bucks Fizz)

1970 Will Arnett (actor)

1987 Cesc Fabregas (soccer player)

May 4th in History

1776 Rhode Island is the first American colony to renounce allegiance to Britain's King George III.

1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on Elba to begin his exile.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1904 United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.

1959 First Grammy awards held.

1970 Ohio National Guard open fire on protesting students at Kent State University. Four students are killed, nine are wounded.

1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first woman Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher

2000 Ken Livingstone becomes first mayor of London.

May 4th is also

World Asthma Day

Remembrance of the dead of 1940-1945 (Netherlands)

Youth Day (People's Republic of China)

Literary Day (Taiwan)

Feast of Saint Florian (Catholicism)

Saint Florian

Feast of Saint Godehard (Catholicism)

Greenery Day (Japan) - from 2007

Greenery Day

Star Wars Day ("May the 4th&qupt; sounds like the Star Wars tag line, "May the force")


People born on May 4th are Taurus


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