April 4: Day of the Week
April 4, 2019 was the 94th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 271 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 April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1147First historical record of Moscow.
- 1812U.S. President James Madison enacted a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
- 1887Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.
- 1944World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
- 1949Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
- 1968Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
- 1975Vietnam War: Operation Baby Lift – A United States Air Force C-5A Galaxy crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff, transporting orphans – 172 die.
- 1984President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
- 2002The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
- 200715 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.
Who were born on April 4?
- 1572William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)
- 1898Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
- 1908Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (Cheaper by the Dozen) (d. 2006)
- 1924Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)
- 1940Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (d. 2002)
- 1964Dang Than, Vietnamese poet and writer
- 1967George Mavrotas, Greek water polo player
- 1975Pamela Ribon, American author and actress
- 1978Sam Moran, Australian entertainer
- 1979Heath Ledger, Australian actor (d. 2008)
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