- 4 May 1959 – The first Annual Grammy Awards are held.
The annual grammy awards were first held on 4 May 1959. The ceremony took place in a hotel in Beverly Hills, California and there was another ceremony to be held which took place at Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City.
The ceremony was hosted by Morton Lyon Sahl, a comedian., actor and social satirist.
They acknowledged the musical triumphs of the artists and performers for the year 1958.
Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Domenico Modugno, Ross Bagdasarian, and Henry Mancini, each won 2 awards.
- 4 May 1919 – Student protests take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, opposing the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan, popularly known as the May-fourth movement.
“The May Fourth Movement was a Chinese anti-imperialist, cultural, and political movement which grew out of student protests in Beijing on May 4, 1919. Students gathered in front of Tiananmen (The Gate of Heavenly Peace) to protest the Chinese government’s weak response to the Treaty of Versailles decision to allow Japan to retain territories in Shandong that had been surrendered to Germany after the Siege of Tsingtao in 1914. The demonstrations sparked nationwide protests and spurred an upsurge in Chinese nationalism, a shift toward political mobilization away from cultural activities, a move towards a populist base and away from traditional intellectual and political elites.”
- 4 May 1979 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
“Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. The longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century, she was the first woman to hold that office. As prime minister, she implemented policies that became known as Thatcherism. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the “Iron Lady”, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style.
Thatcher studied chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford, and worked briefly as a research chemist, before becoming a barrister. She was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science in his 1970–1974 government. In 1975, she defeated Heath in the Conservative Party leadership election to become Leader of the Opposition, the first woman to lead a major political party in the United Kingdom.”
- 4 May 1927 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is integrated.
“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures. The Academy’s corporate management and general policies are overseen by a board of governors, which includes representatives from each of the craft branches.
As of April 2020, the organization was estimated to consist of around 9,921 motion picture professionals. The Academy is an international organization and membership is open to qualified filmmakers around the world.
The Academy is known around the world for its annual Academy Awards, now officially and popularly known as “The Oscars”.”
Information source- wikipedia.com