On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture "The Shape of Water", Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actor Gary Oldman, Best Actress France McDormand
  • Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal are poisoned by nerve agent in Salisbury, England
  • Italian General Election has no clear winner, populist party 5-Star led by Luigi Di Maio wins most votes with 32%
  • Italian general election results in a hung parliament, populist Five Star Movement wins most votes
  • World's worst listeria outbreak suspected of killing 180 tracked to processed meat factory in Polokwane, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), dies from cardiac arrest at 31
  • Javed Abidi, Indian disability rights activist, director (NCPEDP), and founder of the Disability Rights Group, dies of a chest infection at 53