On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boston Bruins retire future Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Ray Bourque's #77 jersey in the NHL season opener at Boston Garden; beat visiting Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 4-2

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Brendan Shanahan scores a hat trick in Red Wings 4-3 OT win at San Jose; becomes second player in NHL history to score an opening-night hat trick twice in his career

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

SF Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run in 10-2 win v Houston; ties Mark McGwire for the most MLB home runs in a single season

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.

Famous Deaths

  • Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84