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April 4 Events - World Wide

April 4 marks an important day each year with various significances and histories. This day is celebrated in different ways around the world. On one hand, it is recognized as International Women’s Day, honoring the talent and contribution of women. On the other hand, it is also observed as Environmental Day, raising awareness among people about nature and its conservation. The purpose of celebrating this day is to convey a message of dedication to our social responsibilities and commitment to nature.

On April 4, people globally acknowledge the importance of their social and environmental responsibilities. Various programs and campaigns are organized to dedicate efforts towards nature, including tree planting, pollution control, and water conservation. The aim of celebrating this day is to focus on addressing issues related to our environment and remain vigilant in finding solutions.

Another significance of celebrating  April 4 is through religious and cultural events. People participate in social, cultural, and religious activities such as morning processions, devotional gatherings, and discussion forums. By observing this day, people strengthen the feeling of unity and love among each other, fostering social harmony and goodwill.

April 4 is not just a day but a special occasion where we should pledge our commitment to our fellow beings and nature. By commemorating this day, we can realize our responsibilities and take steps towards a prosperous and resilient society.

Events List - World Wide


Year Event
503 BC Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrates a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines.
190 Dong Zhuo has his troops evacuate the capital Luoyang and burn it to the ground.
611 Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico.
801 King Louis the Pious captures Barcelona from the Moors after a siege of several months.
1268 A five-year Byzantine–Venetian peace treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.
1423 Death of the Venetian Doge Tommaso Mocenigo, under whose rule victories were achieved against the Kingdom of Hungary and against the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Gallipoli (1416).
1581 Francis Drake is knighted by Queen Elizabeth I for completing a circumnavigation of the world.


Year Event
1609 Expulsion of Moriscos from the Kingdom of Valencia.
1660 King Charles II of Great Britain issues the Declaration of Breda, offering a general pardon to royalists and opponents of the monarchy for crimes during the English Civil War and the Interregnum.
1796 Georges Cuvier delivers the inaugural paleontological lecture.
1814 Napoleon abdicates conditionally for the first time, naming his son Napoleon II as Emperor of the French, followed by an unconditional abdication two days later.
1818 The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (totaling 20 at that time), affirming the design established by the Second Continental Congress.
1841 Death of William Henry Harrison due to pneumonia, marking the first instance of a U.S. President dying in office, and setting the record for the shortest administration. Vice President John Tyler assumes the presidency.
1860 Declaration on the introduction of the Finnish markka as the official currency is announced in various parts of the Grand Duchy of Finland.
1865 Following the Union forces’ capture of Richmond, Virginia, President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital during the American Civil War.
1866 Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Dmitry Karakozov in Saint Petersburg.
1887 Susanna M. Salter is elected as the first female mayor in the United States by Argonia, Kansas.



Year Event
1904 Bulgaria is struck by two major earthquakes measuring approximately 7.1 on the Richter scale, causing widespread destruction and claiming over 200 lives, marking some of the largest seismic events in European history.
1905 An earthquake devastates the Kangra Valley in India, resulting in the deaths of 20,000 people and causing extensive damage to structures in Kangra, McLeod Ganj, and Dharamshala.
1913 During the First Balkan War, Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos tragically becomes the first pilot to lose his life in the Hellenic Air Force after his aircraft crashes.
1925 The Schutzstaffel (SS) is established under the leadership of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party in Germany.
1933 The U.S. Navy airship USS Akron meets its demise off the coast of New Jersey due to severe weather conditions.
1944 In World War II, Anglo-American forces launch the initial bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest, resulting in the deaths of 3,000 civilians.
1945 United States Army troops liberate the Ohrdruf forced labor camp and capture Kassel, both significant events during World War II. Additionally, Soviet Red Army troops liberate Hungary from German occupation and subsequently occupy the country themselves.
1946 Greek judge and archaeologist Panagiotis Poulitsas assumes office as Prime Minister of Greece amid the ongoing Greek Civil War.
1949 Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty, establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during the Cold War era.
1958 The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) unveils its iconic peace symbol in public for the first time in London.
1960 France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union comprised of Senegal and French Sudan.
1963 The musical romantic comedy film “Bye Bye Birdie,” directed by George Sidney, is released.
1964 The Beatles dominate the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, occupying the top five positions.
1967 Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his influential speech titled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” at Riverside Church in New York City.
1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee, marking a tragic moment in American history. Furthermore, NASA launches Apollo 6 as part of the Apollo space program.
1969 Dr. Denton Cooley successfully implants the first temporary artificial heart, marking a significant advancement in medical science.
1973 The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City are formally dedicated, symbolizing a landmark achievement in architecture and urban development. Furthermore, the final flight of Operation Homecoming, known as the “Hanoi Taxi,” takes place, marking the end of the prisoner exchange program following the Vietnam War.
1975 Microsoft is established by Bill Gates and Paul Allen as a partnership in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additionally, tragedy strikes as a Lockheed C-5A Galaxy crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff, resulting in the loss of 172 lives during the Vietnam War.
1977 Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes in Paulding County, Georgia, claiming the lives of 72 individuals in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in U.S. history.
1979 Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed, marking a tumultuous chapter in Pakistan’s political history.
1981 During the Iran-Iraq War, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force launches an assault on H-3 Airbase, destroying approximately 50 Iraqi aircraft.
1983 The Space Shuttle Challenger embarks on its maiden voyage into space on STS-6 as part of the Space Shuttle program.
1984 President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons, advocating for global disarmament efforts.
1987 Garuda Indonesia Flight 032 crashes at Medan Airport, claiming the lives of 23 individuals.
1988 Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and subsequently removed from office.
1990 The current flag of Hong Kong is adopted during the Third Session of the Seventh National People’s Congress, marking a pivotal moment in Hong Kong’s transition to post-colonial governance.
1991 Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others perish in a tragic aviation accident over Merion Elementary School in Pennsylvania, highlighting the inherent risks associated with air travel. Additionally, a hostage crisis unfolds at a Good Guys! Electronics store in Sacramento, California, resulting in casualties on both sides.
1994 KLM Cityhopper Flight 433 crashes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, resulting in the deaths of three individuals.
1996 Comet Hyakutake is captured in images by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous, providing valuable insights into celestial phenomena.
1997 Space Shuttle Columbia embarks on mission STS-83, although the mission is cut short due to technical issues with a fuel cell.
2002 Angola’s MPLA government and UNITA rebels sign a historic peace treaty, officially ending the Angolan Civil War.
2009 France announces its full reintegration into NATO’s military structure, underscoring the nation’s commitment to international security cooperation.
2010 A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 7.2 strikes the Mexico-USA border region, resulting in casualties and significant damage to infrastructure in both countries.
2011 Georgian Airways Flight 834 crashes at N’djili Airport in Kinshasa, claiming the lives of 32 individuals.
2013 A building collapse in Thane, India, claims the lives of more than 70 people, highlighting the importance of infrastructure safety and regulation.
2017 Syria launches a chemical weapons attack on Khan Shaykhun, resulting in the tragic deaths of 89 civilians and drawing widespread condemnation from the international community.
2020 China observes a national day of mourning to honor the martyrs who lost their lives in the battle against the novel coronavirus disease outbreak, reflecting on the global impact of the pandemic.
2023 Finland joins NATO following

Births List - World Wide


Year Births
188 Caracalla, Roman emperor (died 217)
1436 Amalia of Saxony, Duchess of Bavaria-Landshut (died 1501)
1490 Vojtěch I of Pernstein, Bohemian nobleman (died 1534)
1492 Ambrosius Blarer, German-Swiss theologian and reformer (died 1564)
1572 William Strachey, English author (died 1621)
1586 Richard Saltonstall, English diplomat (died 1661)
1593 Edward Nicholas, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (died 1669)


Year Births
1640 Gaspar Sanz, Spanish guitarist, composer, and priest (died 1710)
1646 Antoine Galland, French orientalist and archaeologist (died 1715)
1648 Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-English sculptor (died 1721)
1676 Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, Italian composer (died 1760)
1688 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer and cartographer (died 1768)
1718 Benjamin Kennicott, English theologian and scholar (died 1783)
1752 Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer (died 1837)
1760 Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan organist and composer (died 1797)
1762 Stephen Storace, English actor and composer (died 1796)
1772 Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement (died 1810)
1780 Edward Hicks, American minister and painter (died 1849)
1785 Bettina von Arnim, German author, illustrator, and composer (died 1859)
1792 Thaddeus Stevens, American lawyer and politician (died 1868)
1802 Dorothea Dix, American nurse and activist (died 1887)
1818 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American author and poet (died 1883)
1819 Maria II of Portugal (died 1853)
1821 Linus Yale Jr., American engineer and businessman (died 1868)
1826 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer, inventor of the Gramme machine (died 1901)
1829 Owen Suffolk, Australian bushranger, poet, confidence-man, and author (exact date of death unknown)
1835 John Hughlings Jackson, English physician and neurologist (died 1911)
1842 Édouard Lucas, French mathematician and theorist (died 1891)
1843 William Henry Jackson, American painter and photographer (died 1942)
1846 Comte de Lautréamont, Uruguayan-French poet and educator (died 1870)
1851 James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, Irish lawyer and politician (died 1931)
1853 Remy de Gourmont, French poet, novelist, and critic (died 1915)
1868 Philippa Fawcett, English mathematician and educator (died 1948)
1869 Mary Colter, American architect, designed the Desert View Watchtower (died 1958)
1875 Pierre Monteux, Sephardic Jewish French-American viola player and conductor (died 1964)
1876 Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter and poet (died 1958)
1878 Walter Conrad Arensberg, American art collector, critic, and poet (died 1954)
1878 Stylianos Lykoudis, Greek admiral and historian (died 1958)
1879 Gustav Goßler, German rower (died 1940)
1884 James Alberione, Italian priest, founder of the Society of St. Paul (died 1971)
1884 Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral (died 1943)
1886 Frank Luther Mott, American historian and journalist (died 1964)
1888 Tris Speaker, American baseball player and manager (died 1958)
1888 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish historian and academic (died 1975)
1889 Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian journalist, poet, and playwright (died 1968)
1892 Italo Mus, Italian painter (died 1967)
1892 Edith Södergran, Swedish-Finnish poet (died 1923)
1895 Arthur Murray, American dancer and educator (died 1991)
1896 Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright and screenwriter (died 1955)
1897 Pierre Fresnay, French actor and screenwriter (died 1975)
1898 Agnes Ayres, American actress (died 1940)
1899 Hillel Oppenheimer, German-Israeli botanist and academic (died 1971)


Year Births
1902 Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French journalist, and author (died 1969)
1902 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American author, and poet (died 1935)
1905 Eugène Bozza, French composer, and conductor (died 1991)
1905 Erika Nõva, Estonian architect, and engineer (died 1987)
1906 Bea Benaderet, Turkish-Irish-American television, radio, and voice actress (died 1968)
1906 John Cameron Swayze, American journalist (died 1995)
1907 Robert Askin, Australian sergeant, and politician, 32nd Premier of New South Wales (died 1981)
1910 Đặng Văn Ngữ, Vietnamese physician, and academic (died 1967)
1913 Dave Brown, Australian rugby league player (died 1974)
1913 Rosemary Lane, American actress, and singer (died 1974)
1913 Frances Langford, American actress, and singer (died 2005)
1913 Jules Léger, Canadian lawyer, and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (died 1980)
1913 Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (died 1983)
1914 Richard Coogan, American actor (died 2014)
1914 Marguerite Duras, French novelist, screenwriter, and director (died 1996)
1914 David W. Goodall, Australian ecologist, and botanist (died 2018)
1915 Louis Archambault, Canadian sculptor (died 2003)
1916 Nikola Ljubičić, Serbian general, and politician, 10th President of Serbia (died 2005)
1916 Mickey Owen, American baseball player, and coach (died 2005)
1916 David White, American actor (died 1990)
1918 George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, English soldier, and politician, Leader of the House of Lords (died 2007)
1920 Ignatius IV of Antioch, Greek patriarch (died 2012)
1921 Orunamamu, American-Canadian author, and educator (died 2014)
1921 Elizabeth Wilson, American actress (died 2015)
1922 Elmer Bernstein, American composer, and conductor (died 2004)
1923 Peter Vaughan, English actor (died 2016)
1923 Gene Reynolds, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (died 2020)
1924 Bob Christie, American race car driver (died 2009)
1924 Gil Hodges, American baseball player, and manager (died 1972)
1925 Dettmar Cramer, German footballer, and manager (died 2015)
1925 Frank Truitt, American basketball player, and coach (died 2014)
1925 Claude Wagner, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (died 1979)
1925 Emmett Williams, American poet, and author (died 2007)
1926 Ronnie Masterson, Irish actress (died 2014)
1927 Joe Orlando, Italian-American author, and illustrator (died 1998)
1928 Maya Angelou, American memoirist, and poet (died 2014)
1928 Jimmy Logan, Scottish actor, director, and producer (died 2001)
1928 Monty Norman, English singer-songwriter, and producer (died 2022)
1929 Humbert Allen Astredo, American actor (died 2016)
1930 Netty Herawaty, Indonesian actress (died 1989)
1931 James Dickens, English politician (died 2013)
1931 Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral, and intelligence officer
1931 Catherine Tizard, New Zealand politician, 16th Governor-General
1932 Clive Davis, American record producer, founded Arista Records and J Records
1932 Richard Lugar, American lieutenant and politician, 44th Mayor of Indianapolis (d. 2019)
1932 Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)
1932 Johanna Reiss, Dutch-American author
1932 Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian director and producer (d. 1986)
1933 Bill France Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
1933 Brian Hewson, English runner (d. 2022)
1933 Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricketer (d. 2020)
1934 Helen Hanft, American actress (d. 2013)
1934 Kronid Lyubarsky, Russian journalist and activist (d. 1996)
1935 Geoff Braybrooke, English-New Zealand soldier and politician (d. 2013)
1935 Kenneth Mars, American actor and comedian (d. 2011)
1935 Trevor Griffiths, English playwright and educator (d. 2024)
1938 A. Bartlett Giamatti, American businessman and academic (d. 1989)
1939 JoAnne Carner, American golfer
1939 Darlene Hooley, American educator and politician
1939 Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer (d. 2018)
1940 Richard Attwood, English race car driver
1940 Sharon Sheeley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
1941 Zia Uddin, Bangladeshi Islamic scholar and politician
1942 Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
1942 Kitty Kelley, American journalist and biographer
1942 Elizabeth Levy, American author
1944 Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
1944 Mary Kenny, Irish journalist, author, and playwright
1944 Bob McDill, American country music songwriter
1944 Craig T. Nelson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1944 Nelson Prudêncio, Brazilian triple jumper and educator (d. 2012)
1944 Toktamış Ateş, Turkish academician, political commentator, columnist and writer (d. 2013)
1945 Daniel Cohn-Bendit, French-German educator and politician
1945 Caroline McWilliams, American actress (d. 2010)
1946 Colin Coates, Australian speed skater
1946 Dave Hill, English guitarist
1946 Katsuaki Satō, Japanese martial artist and coach
1946 György Spiró, Hungarian author and playwright
1946 Bubba Wyche, American football player and coach
1947 Wiranto, Indonesian general and politician
1947 Ray Fosse, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2021)
1947 Eliseo Soriano, Filipino minister and television host (d. 2021)
1948 Abdullah Öcalan, Turkish activist
1948 Berry Oakley, American bass player (d. 1972)
1948 Richard Parsons, American lawyer and businessman
1948 Dan Simmons, American author
1948 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
1948 Pick Withers, English drummer
1949 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican-American singer (d. 1999)
1949 Litsa Diamanti, Greek singer
1949 Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese-American mathematician and academic
1950 Christine Lahti, American actress and director
1951 John Hannah, American football player and coach
1952 Rosemarie Ackermann, German high jumper
1952 Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2010)
1952 Gregg Hansford, Australian race car driver and motorcycle racer (died 1995)
1952 Cherie Lunghi, English actress and dancer
1952 Karen Magnussen, Canadian figure skater and coach
1952 Gary Moore, Northern Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (died 2011)
1952 Villy Søvndal, Danish educator and politician, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
1953 Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
1953 Henry Fotheringham, South African cricketer
1953 Simcha Jacobovici, Canadian director, producer, journalist, and author
1953 Sammy Wilson, Northern Irish politician, 31st Lord Mayor of Belfast
1953 Chen Yi, Chinese violinist and composer
1956 Evelyn Hart, Canadian ballerina
1956 Tom Herr, American baseball player and manager
1956 David E. Kelley, American screenwriter and producer
1957 Paul Downton, English cricketer
1957 Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter
1957 Graeme Kelling, Scottish guitarist (died 2004)
1957 Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese singer and trumpet player
1958 Peter Baltes, German bass player
1958 Cazuza, Brazilian singer-songwriter (died 1990)
1958 Rodney Eade, Australian footballer and coach
1959 Phil Morris, American actor and screenwriter
1960 Jonathan Agnew, English cricketer and sportscaster
1960 Jane Eaglen, English soprano
1960 Godknows Igali, Nigerian diplomat, civil servant, and technocrat
1960 Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-Australian actor and producer
1961 Hildi Santo-Tomas, American interior decorator
1962 Craig Adams, English bass player and songwriter
1962 Kailasho Devi, Indian social worker and politician
1963 A. Michael Baldwin, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1963 Jack Del Rio, American football player and coach
1963 Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (died 2020)
1963 Jane McDonald, English singer and broadcaster
1963 Graham Norton, Irish actor and talk show host
1964 Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach
1964 Dr. Chud, American drummer and singer
1964 Anthony Clark, American actor
1964 David Cross, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1964 Satoshi Furukawa, Japanese surgeon and astronaut
1964 Paul Parker, England international footballer and TV pundit
1964 Đặng Thân, Vietnamese writer and poet
1965 Vinny Burns, English guitarist and producer
1965 Robert Downey Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1966 Nancy McKeon, American actress
1966 Mike Starr, American bass player (died 2011)
1966 Christos Tsekos, Greek basketball player
1967 Edith Masai, Kenyan-German runner
1967 George Mavrotas, Greek water polo player and politician
1968 Jesús Rollán, Spanish water polo player (died 2006)
1969 Piotr Anderszewski, Polish pianist and composer
1969 Karren Brady, English journalist and businesswoman
1970 Georgios Amanatidis, Greek footballer and manager
1970 Dimitris Basis, Greek singer
1970 Greg Garcia, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1970 Barry Pepper, Canadian actor and producer
1970 Jason Stoltenberg, Australian tennis player
1970 Josh Todd, American singer-songwriter and actor
1970 Yelena Yelesina, Russian high jumper
1971 Yanic Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1971 Malik Yusef, American actor, producer, and poet
1971 John Zandig, American wrestler and promoter
1972 Jim Dymock, Australian rugby league player and coach
1972 Martin Rundkvist, Swedish archaeologist and professor
1972 Jill Scott, American singer-songwriter and actress
1972 Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish bass player
1973 Chris Banks, American football player (died 2014)
1973 David Blaine, American magician and producer
1973 Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
1973 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch footballer and coach
1973 Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete and coach
1973 Kelly Price, American singer-songwriter
1975 Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman
1975 Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish skier
1975 Joyce Giraud, Puerto Rican television actress and producer, Miss Puerto Rico 1994
1975 Pamela Ribon, American actress, screenwriter, and author
1975 Miranda Lee Richards, American singer-songwriter
1975 Scott Rolen, American baseball player
1975 Kevin Weekes, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1976 Nathan Blacklock, Australian rugby player
1976 Sébastien Enjolras, French race car driver (died 1997)
1976 Emerson Ferreira da Rosa, Brazilian footballer
1976 James Roday, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1977 Stephan Bonnar, American mixed martial artist (died 2022)
1977 Keith Bulluck, American football player and sportscaster
1977 Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1977 Stephen Mulhern, English magician and television host
1977 Omarr Smith, American football player and coach
1978 Jason Ellison, American baseball player and scout
1978 Alan Mahon, Irish footballer
1979 Heath Ledger, Australian actor (died 2008)
1979 Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 Natasha Lyonne, American actress
1979 Andy McKee, American guitarist
1979 Maksim Opalev, Russian canoeist
1980 Johnny Borrell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980 Trevor Moore, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (died 2021)
1980 Eric Steinbach, American football player
1980 Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
1981 Currensy, American rapper
1981 Eduardo Luís Carloto, Brazilian footballer
1981 Casey Daigle, American baseball player
1981 Anna Pyatykh, Russian triple jumper
1981 Ned Vizzini, American author and screenwriter (died 2013)
1982 Justin Cook, American voice actor and producer
1982 Magnus Lindgren, Swedish chef (died 2012)
1983 Evgeny Artyukhin, Russian ice hockey player
1983 Eric André, American comedian
1983 Ben Gordon, American basketball player
1983 Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 Natalie Pike, Scottish-English model and actress
1983 Amanda Righetti, American actress
1984 Sean May, American basketball player
1984 Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer
1985 Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player
1985 Dudi Sela, Israeli tennis player
1985 Ricardo Vilar, Brazilian footballer
1986 Eunhyuk, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1986 Cameron Barker, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 Maurice Manificat, French skier
1986 Aiden McGeady, Scottish-born Irish footballer
1986 Alexander Tettey, Norwegian footballer
1987 Sami Khedira, German footballer
1987 McDonald Mariga, Kenyan footballer
1987 Cameron Maybin, American baseball player
1987 Marcos Vellidis, Greek footballer
1987 Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress
1988 Frank Fielding, English footballer
1989 Vurnon Anita, Dutch footballer
1989 Steven Finn, English cricketer
1989 Chris Herd, Australian footballer
1991 Yui Koike, Japanese singer and actress
1991 Asia Muhammad, American tennis player
1991 Justin O’Neill, Australian rugby league player
1991 Martín Pérez, Venezuelan baseball player
1991 Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress and singer
1991 Marlon Stöckinger, Filipino race car driver
1992 Lucy May Barker, English actress and singer
1992 Christina Metaxa, Cypriot singer-songwriter
1992 Ricky Dillon, American YouTuber and singer
1993 Samir Carruthers, English footballer
1993 Frank Kaminsky, American basketball player
1994 Shunsuke Nishikawa, Japanese actor
1994 Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer and actress
1996 Austin Mahone, American singer-songwriter and actor
2003 Harvey Elliott, English footballer
4 April Death
4 April Death

April 4 Death - World Wide


Year Event
397 Ambrose, the Roman archbishop, and saint (born 338), left an indelible mark on Christian theology and ecclesiastical governance.
636 Isidore of Seville, the Spanish archbishop, and saint (born 560), is renowned for his vast encyclopedic work and contributions to education during the Middle Ages.
814 Plato of Sakkoudion, the Byzantine monk, and saint (born 735), exemplified devotion through his ascetic lifestyle and spiritual teachings.
896 Formosus, the pope of the Catholic Church (born 816), played a significant role in the ecclesiastical affairs of his time, despite controversy surrounding his posthumous trial.
911 Liu Yin, the Chinese warlord, and governor (born 874), navigated the complex political landscape of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in Chinese history.
931 Kong Xun, the Chinese official, and governor (born 884), served with distinction, contributing to administrative reforms and governance in medieval China.
968 Abu Firas al-Hamdani, the Arab prince, and poet (born 932), enriched Arabic literature with his lyrical compositions and poetic prowess.
991 Reginold, the bishop of Eichstätt, left a legacy of spiritual guidance and leadership in the ecclesiastical domain during medieval times.
1284 Alfonso X, the king of Castile and León (born 1221), known as “Alfonso the Wise,” made significant contributions to science, literature, and law during his reign.
1292 Nicholas IV, the pope of the Catholic Church (born 1227), played a pivotal role in the papal administration and diplomatic affairs of the late 13th century.
1406 Robert III, the king of Scotland (born 1337), faced challenges during his reign, including internal strife and external threats, yet left a lasting impact on Scottish history.
1483 Henry Bourchier, the 1st Earl of Essex (born circa 1405), was a prominent figure in English politics and nobility during the tumultuous Wars of the Roses era.
1536 Frederick I, the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born 1460), contributed to the cultural and political development of his territories in Renaissance-era Germany.
1538 Elena Glinskaya, the Grand Princess, and regent of Russia, wielded significant influence during the early years of the Russian Tsardom.
1588 Frederick II, the king of Denmark and Norway (born 1534), implemented important reforms and navigated the religious and political conflicts of his time.
1589 Benedict the Moor, the Sicilian Franciscan friar, and saint (born 1526), exemplified piety and humility, leaving a legacy of faith and compassion.
1596 Philip II, the Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (born 1533), contributed to the governance and administration of his territories in medieval Germany.


Year Name Occupation  Birth 
1609 Carolus Clusius Flemish botanist, mycologist, and academic 1526
1617 John Napier Scottish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer 1550
1643 Simon Episcopius Dutch theologian and academic 1583
1661 Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven Scottish field marshal 1580
1743 Daniel Neal English historian and author 1678
1761 Théodore Gardelle Swiss painter 1722
1766 John Taylor English librarian and scholar 1704
1774 Oliver Goldsmith Irish novelist, playwright, and poet 1728
1792 James Sykes American lawyer and politician 1725
1807 Jérôme Lalande French astronomer and academic 1732
1817 André Masséna French general 1758
1841 William Henry Harrison 9th President of the United States 1773
1846 Solomon Sibley American lawyer and politician 1769
1861 John McLean American jurist and politician 1785
1863 Ludwig Emil Grimm German painter and engraver 1790
1864 Joseph Pitty Couthouy American commander and paleontologist 1808
1870 Heinrich Gustav Magnus German chemist and physicist 1802
1874 Charles Ernest Beulé French archaeologist and politician 1826
1875 Karl Mauch German geographer and explorer 1837
1878 Richard M. Brewer American criminal 1850
1879 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove German physicist and meteorologist 1803
1883 Peter Cooper American businessman and philanthropist 1791
1890 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau 1st Premier of Quebec, Canadian lawyer and politician 1820
1890 Edmond Hébert French geologist and academic 1812


Name Occupation  Year Birth Age
Charles Brantley Aycock American lawyer and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina 1912 1859 53
Isaac K. Funk American minister, lexicographer, and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls 1912 1839 73
Emmanouil Argyropoulos Greek pioneer aviator 1913 1889 24
Konstantinos Manos Greek politician, poet, soldier, and sportsman 1913 1869 44
William Crookes English chemist and physicist 1919 1832 87
Francisco Marto Portuguese saint 1919 1908 11
John Venn English mathematician and philosopher, created the Venn diagram 1923 1834 89
Konstantinos Maleas Greek painter 1928 1879 49
Karl Benz German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz 1929 1844 85
André Michelin French businessman, co-founded the Michelin Tyre Company 1931 1853 78
Wilhelm Ostwald Latvian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1932 1853 79
Elizabeth Bacon Custer American author and educator 1933 1842 91
Morris H. Whitehouse American architect 1944 1878 66
George Albert Smith American religious leader, 8th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1951 1870 81
Carol II of Romania   1953 1893 60
E. Herbert Norman Canadian historian and diplomat 1957 1909 48
Johnny Stompanato American soldier and bodyguard 1958 1925 33
Harald Riipalu Estonian military commander 1961 1912 49
Simion Stoilow Romanian mathematician and academic 1961 1873 88
Oskari Tokoi Finnish socialist and Chairman of the Senate of Finland 1963 1873 90
Al Lewis American songwriter 1967 1901 66
Héctor Scarone Uruguayan footballer and manager 1967 1898 69
Martin Luther King Jr. American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (assassinated) 1968 1929 39
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. American pastor and politician 1972 1908 64
Stefan Wolpe German-American composer and academic 1972 1902 70
Harry Nyquist Swedish engineer and theorist 1976 1889 87
Andrey Dikiy Ukrainian-American journalist, historian, and politician 1977 1893 84
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan 1979 1928 51
Edgar Buchanan American actor 1979 1903 76
Red Sovine American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1980 1917 63
Gloria Swanson American actress 1983 1899 84
Bernard Vukas Croatian football player 1983 1927 56
Oleg Antonov Russian-Ukrainian engineer and businessman, founded Antonov Design Bureau 1984 1906 78
Kate Roberts Welsh author and activist 1985 1891 94
C. L. Moore American author and academic 1987 1911 76
Chögyam Trungpa Tibetan guru, poet, and scholar 1987 1939 48
Sachchidananda Vatsyayan Indian journalist and author 1987 1911 76
Edmund Adamkiewicz German footballer 1991 1920 71
Max Frisch Swiss playwright and novelist 1991 1911 80
H. John Heinz III American soldier and politician 1991 1938 53
Graham Ingels American illustrator 1991 1915 76
Yvette Brind’Amour Canadian actress and director 1992 1918 74
Jack Hamilton Australian footballer 1992 1928 64
Arthur Russell American singer-songwriter and cellist 1992 1951 41
Alfred Mosher Butts American game designer, invented Scrabble 1993 1899 94
Douglas Leopold Canadian radio and television host 1993 1947 46
Kenny Everett English radio and television host 1995 1944 51
Priscilla Lane American actress 1995 1915 80
Barney Ewell American runner and long jumper 1996 1918 78
Boone Guyton American lieutenant and pilot 1996 1913 83
Leo Picard German-Israeli geologist and academic 1997 1900 97
Alparslan Türkeş Turkish colonel and politician 1997 1917 80
Lucille Lortel American actress, artistic director, and producer 1999 1900 99
Early Wynn American baseball player and sportscaster 1999 1920 79
Liisi Oterma Finnish astronomer 2001 1915 86
Ed Roth American illustrator and engineer 2001 1932 69
Maury Van Vliet American-Canadian academic 2001 1913 88
Anthony Caruso American actor 2003 1916 87
Briek Schotte Belgian cyclist and coach 2004 1919 85
Edward Bronfman Canadian businessman and philanthropist 2005 1924 81
Bob Clark American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter 2007 1941 66
Karen Spärck Jones English computer scientist and academic 2007 1935 72
Francis Tucker South African race car driver 2008 1923 85
Maxine Cooper American actress, activist, and photographer 2009 1924 85
Scott Columbus American drummer 2011 1956 55
Juliano Mer-Khamis Israeli actor, director, and activist 2011 1958 53
A. Dean Byrd American psychologist and academic 2012 1948 64
Dimitris Christoulas Greek pensioner who committed suicide in public 2012 1935 77
Anne Karin Elstad Norwegian author and educator 2012 1938 74
Claude Miller French director, producer, and screenwriter 2012 1942 70
Dubravko Pavličić Croatian footballer 2012 1967 45
Roberto Rexach Benítez Puerto Rican academic and politician 2012 1929 83
Bengt Blomgren Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter 2013 1923 90
Roger Ebert American journalist, critic, and screenwriter 2013 1942 71
Carmine Infantino American illustrator 2013 1925 88
Tommy Tycho Hungarian-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor 2013 1928 85
Ian Walsh Australian rugby player and coach 2013 1933 80
Noboru Yamaguchi Japanese author 2013 1972 41
İsmet Atlı Turkish wrestler and trainer 2014 1931 83
Wayne Henderson American trombonist and producer 2014 1939 75
Kumba Ialá Bissau-Guinean soldier and politician 2014 1953 61
Margo MacDonald Scottish journalist and politician 2014 1943 71
Curtis Bill Pepper American journalist and author 2014 1917 97
Muhammad Qutb Egyptian author and academic 2014 1919 95
Jamaluddin Jarjis Malaysian engineer and politician 2015 1951 64
Elmer Lach Canadian ice hockey player and coach 2015 1918 97
Donald N. Levine American sociologist and academic 2015 1931 84
Klaus Rifbjerg Danish author and poet 2015 1931 84
Chus Lampreave Spanish actress 2016 1930 86

March 27 Holidays- World Wide

  • Children’s Day is observed in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
  • Christian feast day commemorates several saints including Benedict the Moor, Gaetano Catanoso, Isidore of Seville, and Plato of Sakkoudion.
  • In the Episcopal Church (USA), it is the feast day of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Anglican Church of Canada commemorates Reginald Heber.
  • Tigernach of Clones is also remembered on this day.
  • April 4 is significant in Eastern Orthodox liturgics.
  • Senegal celebrates its Independence Day from France, which occurred in 1960.
  • Angola observes Peace Day.
  • This day is one of the possible dates for the Qingming Festival.
  • It is also NATO Day.

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