February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2021 was the 35th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1797The Riobamba earthquake strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties.
- 1899The Philippine-American War begins.
- 1941The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
- 1996Major snowstorm paralyzes Midwestern United States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ties all-time record low temperature at -26°F (-32.2°C)
- 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.
- 1999The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
- 2002Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, is founded.
- 2010The Federal Court of Australia’s ruling in Roadshow Films v iiNet sets a precedent that Internet service providers (ISPs) are not responsible for what their users do with the services the ISPs provide them.
- 2038New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1575Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1629)
- 1677Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
- 1904MacKinlay Kantor, American writer (d. 1977)
- 1905Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
- 1912Byron Nelson, American golfer (d. 2006)
- 1923Conrad Bain, Canadian-born actor
- 1950Pamela Franklin, British actress
- 1975Thomas Tebbich, Austrian decathlete
- 1977Gavin DeGraw, American musician
- 1982Chris Sabin, American professional wrestler
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