February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2016 was the 35th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1810The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
- 1936Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
- 1941The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
- 1945World War II: The Yalta Conference between the “Big Three” (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.
- 1969Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
- 1992A Coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez Frías, against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
- 1996Major snowstorm paralyzes Midwestern United States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ties all-time record low temperature at -26°F (-32.2°C)
- 1997En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
- 2004Facebook, a mainstream online social network is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
- 2038New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1891Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha (d. 1978)
- 1892Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
- 1892E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
- 1915Sir Norman Wisdom, English actor and comedian (d. 2010)
- 1918Janet Waldo, American actress
- 1952Jerry Shirley, Drummer (Humble Pie)
- 1960Jonathan Larson, American composer (d. 1996)
- 1962Clint Black, American musician
- 1976Cam'ron, American rapper
- 1977Mitra Hajjar, Iranian actress
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