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April 4th

April 4th is the 94th day of the year (95th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 4th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 4th

188 Caracalla (Roman Co-emperor 198-211, Emperor 211-217)

1843 William Henry Jackson (painter, photographer)

1884 Isoroku Yamamoto (Japanese Admiral)

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

1913 Muddy Waters (musician)

Muddy Waters

1928 Maya Angelou (poet, author, civil rights activist)

1932 Anthony Perkins (actor)

1946 Dave Hill (guitarist - Slade)

1948 Dan Simmons (author)

1952 Gary Moore (guitarist)

1952 Cherie Lunghi (actress, dancer)

1953 Sammy Wilson (British politician)

1960 Hugh Weaving (actor)

1963 Graham Norton (actor, TV host)

1965 Robert Downey, Jr. (actor)

1973 David Blaine (magician, illusionist)

1978 Lemar (singer, music producer)

1979 Heath Ledger (actor, director)

1991 Jamie Lynn Spears (actress, singer)

April 4th in History

503 BC Roman Consul Menenius Agrippa celebrates a Triumph against the Sabines.

1147 Earliest historical reference to Moscow: named as the place where two princes met.

1460 Basel University founded.

1581 Francis Drake is knighted for circumnavigating the globe.

Sir Francis Drake

1721 Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first British Prime Minister.

1768 Philip Astley opens first modern circus in London.

1798 Georges Cuvier holds first paleontological lecture.

1814 French Emperor Napoleon abdicates for teh first time.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1841 US President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia. He is the first US President to die in office, and remains to this the day the President with the shortest term served.

William H. Harrison

1850 Los Angeles incorporated as a city.

1873 The Kennel Club founded, as the first official registry of purebred dogs.

1925 German Nazi Party founds the Schutzstaffel (SS).

1939 Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.

1949 Treaty creating NATO signed in c.


1958 CND peace symbol first shown in London.


1964 The Beatles occupy all of the top five positions in the Billboard singles chart.

1965 Saab Viggen fighter unveiled.

1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1969 First implant of an artificial heart.

1973 World Trade Center in New York City, is dedicated.

World Trade Center

1975 Microsoft founded.

1984 President Reagan calls for a ban on chemical weapons.

Ronald Reagan

1995 Netscape Communications Corporation founded under the name of Mosaic Communications Corporation.

2002 Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending civil war in that country.

2009 France announces the full participation of its military in NATO.


2020 China holds a National Day of Mourning for those martyrs who died in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 4th is also

Heroes' Day (Lesotho)


People born on April 4th are Aries


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