May 4 is the 124th day of the year. There are 241 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
+1904 – The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
+1932 – In Atlanta, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
+1979 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
( Births )
+1796 – Horace Mann, American educator and politician (d. 1859)
+1919 – Dory Funk, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1973)
+ 1929 – Audrey Hepburn, British actress and humanitarian (d. 1993)
+ 1959 – Randy Travis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
+ 1978 – Erin Andrews, American sportscaster and journalist