On This Day

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 singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
  • Harold Stassen, American politician (25th Governor of Minnesota) and perennial presidential candidate, dies at 93
  • Jim Rhodes, Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)
2001 Highlights

About March 4, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces