CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, May 4th, the 124th day of the year.  There are 241

Jackie Jackson

Jackie Jackson

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month, Nurse’s

Tyrone Davis

Tyrone Davis

Week, Bird Day, Renewal Day, Star Wars Day


Katherine Jackson, 88, Jackson family mother

Ron Carter, 81, jazz bassist

Jackie Jackson, 67, singer (Jackson 5)

Oleta Adams, 56, singer

Dawn Staley, 48, basketball player/coach

Nicholas Ashford

Nicholas Ashford

James Harrison, 40, football player

Victor Oladipo, 26, basketball player

Shameik Moore, 23, actor


Tyrone Davis, 80, singer (d. 2005)

Nickolas Ashford, 75, singer (Ashford & Simpson) (d. 2011)

Bill Pickett

Bill Pickett


4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard, 1970


1893 – Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging.

1897 – J.H. Smith patented lawn sprinkler.

1959 – 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win.

1961 – CORE begins freedom rides from Washington, DC.

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather

1965 – Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott’s 511th NL record.

2013 – Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the

copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird.

2013 – Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC

Welterweight title.


As a Taurus born on May 4th, you are well known for your tact and charm. At times, you may feel that you always know the right thing to say. Your gifts for tact and understanding are appreciated by others, but it may be your charm that has earned you the most admirers. You have a special warmth and sense of humor that others find quite appealing. Despite your likability, you may prefer to keep a small, tight-knit group of friends.


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