February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2019 was the 35th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1703In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death.
- 1899The Philippine-American War begins.
- 1936Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
- 1945World War II: The Yalta Conference between the “Big Three” (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.
- 1948Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
- 1975Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
- 2000German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
- 2006A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
- 2008The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme begins to operate in the UK.
- 2038New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1620Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
- 1881Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
- 1912Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian conductor (d. 1993)
- 1918Ida Lupino, English film actress and director (d. 1995)
- 1936Gary Conway, American actor
- 1943Wanda Rutkiewicz, Polish mountaineer (d. 1992)
- 1947Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States
- 1959Lawrence Taylor, American football player
- 1981Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player
- 1988Carly Patterson, American gymnast
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