On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2016

Historical Events

  • Colombo's Gemology Institute certifies world's largest ever blue star sapphire at 1404.49 carats, found in a Sri Lankan mine in August 2015

Famous Deaths

  • Michel Galabru, French actor (Judge & the Assassin), dies at 93
  • Robert Stigwood, Australian-born British-resident music entrepreneur and film producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease), dies at 81
2016 Highlights

About January 4, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn