What Happened on March 4, 2001

Historical Events

  • Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people
  • IRA detonates a bomb in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, injuring 11 people
  • Tests in recent days confirm the world's largest oil find in three decades in the Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)
  • Glenn Hughes, American disco singer (The Village People (Biker)), dies of cancer at 50
  • Harold Stassen, American politician (25th Governor of Minnesota) and perennial presidential candidate, dies at 93
  • Jim Rhodes, American politician, Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)
2001 Highlights

About March 4, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stutter - Joe Featuring Mystikal
  • UK #1 Song: It Wasn't Me - Shaggy