February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2023 is the 35th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 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.
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February 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1801John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
- 1810The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
- 1820The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Cochrane completes the 2 day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships.
- 1936Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
- 1966All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
- 1974The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
- 1992New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1997After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
- 1998An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
- 2000German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1677Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
- 1688Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (d. 1763)
- 1900Jacques Prévert, French poet and lyricist (d. 1977)
- 1904MacKinlay Kantor, American writer (d. 1977)
- 1918Janet Waldo, American actress
- 1952Jerry Shirley, Drummer (Humble Pie)
- 1962Clint Black, American musician
- 1976Cam'ron, American rapper
- 1977Mitra Hajjar, Iranian actress
- 1981Tom Mastny, Indonesian baseball player
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