March 4: Day of the Week
March 4, 2017 was the 63rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 302 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
March 4 Historical Event(s)
- 51Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
- 1461Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.
- 1628The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
- 1791Vermont is admitted to the U.S. as the fourteenth state.
- 1899Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland, killing over 300.
- 1918The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
- 1921Warren Harding becomes the first President of the United States to have his inauguration broadcast on radio, via KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh.
- 1944World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.
- 1966A Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.
- 2001Hintze Ribeiro disaster: A bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
Who were born on March 4?
- 1826Elme Marie Caro, French philosopher (d. 1887)
- 1903Carrie Best, Canadian journalist (d. 2001)
- 1926Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger
- 1933John W Mills, British sculptor
- 1940Tamara Wilcox, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1959Rick Ardon, Australian news presenter
- 1969Lacy Rose, American pornographic actress
- 1973Mark Lavine, West Indian cricketer (d. 2001)
- 1976Sean Covel, American film producer
- 1977Christian Jessen, English doctor and television presenter
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