May 4

The 4th of May is the 124th day of the Gregorian calendar ( 125th in leap years), thus still remain 241 days of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 20th century
  • 3.2 20th century
  • 3.3 21st century


Politics and World Affairs


Science and Technology

  • 2002: NASA launches the Aqua satellite research to explore the role of water in the complex ecosystem of our planet. Aqua is the first satellite of the "A- Train" from the research program Earth Observing System.




  • 0304: The exiled to Lorch Roman Christian Florian of Lorch is drowned after a death sentence in the Enns. The martyr is revered as a saint.


  • 2007: A tornado Class EF -5 on the Fujita scale destroyed over ninety percent of the city Greensburg, Kansas.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century




Before the 20th century

  • 0304: Florian of Lorch, a Christian martyr
  • 0784: Arbeo, Bishop of Freising
  • 1269: Gerhard I von Hoya, Bishop of Verden
  • 1406: Coluccio Salutati Italian humanist and politician, Chancellor of Florence, discoverer of Cicero's letters
  • 1471: Edward of Westminster, English nobleman, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall
  • 1508: Christopher Mendel of Steinfels, German bishop of Chiemsee
  • 1519: Lorenzo II de Medici, Duke of Urbino and ruler of Florence

20th century

21st Century

  • 2001: Rudi beam, German playwright, short story writer and poet
  • 2002: Rolf Friedemann Pauls, German diplomat
  • 2003: Johannes Agnoli, German political scientist and philosopher
  • 2003: Friedrich Steinbauer, German theologian and anthropologist
  • 2004: Carl Heinz Hollmann, German television presenter
  • 2004: David Reimer, a Canadian boy growing up as a girl
  • 2004: Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican producer
  • 2005: Yakovos Bilek, German basketball coach
  • 2005: David Haskell Hackworth, U.S. military expert
  • 2006: Alma Würth, German entrepreneur
  • 2006: Walter Conrad, German writer
  • 2006: Fritz Schenk, German publicist, journalist and broadcaster
  • 2007: Herbert Schindler, German writer and art historian
  • 2007: Karl Schlögl, Austrian chemist
  • 2008: Gerhard Schmidt, German - Danish farmer and general chairman of the Federal German Nordschleswiger
  • 2008: Richard Holme, British politician
  • 2008: Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist, veterinarian and inventor
  • 2009: Dom DeLuise, American actor and director
  • 2009: Fritz Muliar, Austrian actor
  • 2009: Gisela Stein, German actress
  • 2010: Cardinal Luigi Poggi, Vatican diplomat and cardinal
  • 2012: Haukur Angantýsson, Icelandic chess player
  • 2012: Adam Yauch, American musician, producer and director
  • 2012: Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian footballer
  • 2013: Christian de Duve, Belgian biochemist and Nobel Prize winner
  • 2013: Klaus- Peter Stein, German football player

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Michael Schirmer, German pastor and hymn writer ( Protestant)
  • Saint Florian of Lorch, Roman official, martyr and patron saint ( Catholic)
  • Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken, German -American pastor and missionary (Protestant: LCMS )
  • Name Days Florian, Guido, Valerie
  • State Holidays and observances Netherlands: National Dodenherdenking
  • More information for the day Star Wars Day

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

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  • Day in May