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 This day in History - May 4
365 Historic Events for May 4
1930

Roberta Peters, NYC, operatic soprano (NY Met)

Birth
1931

Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president

Event
1931

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Moscow Russia, conductor (USSR State Radio)

Birth
1931

Ed Cassidy, drummer (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)

Birth
1932

Fausto Razzi, composer

Birth
1932

Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary

Event
1933

Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)

Event
1934

Pete Barbutti, Scranton Pa, comedian (Garry Moore Show)

Birth
1935

Lodewijk Scharp‚, Flemish literature historian, dies at 65

Death
1935

61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05

Event
1936

Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)

Event
1936

El Cordob‚s, [Manuel Ben¡tez], Spanish toreador

Birth
1937

Hans Ulrich Lehmann, composer

Birth
1938

Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist/writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48

Death
1938

Douglas Hyde (a protestant) becomes 1st president of Eire

Event
1938

William J Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)

Birth
1938

Tyrone Davis, US RandB singer (Are you serious)

Birth
1939

Amos Oz, Jerusalem Israel, author (My Michael)

Birth
1940

21 "not neutral" nazis and communists arrested in Netherlands

Event
1940

66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05

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1940

Dick Curl, Chester Pa, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)

Birth
1941

George F Will, political analyst (Night Line)

Birth
1942

Food 1st rationed in US

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1942

Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)

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1942

Ronnie Bond, drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)

Birth