On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 2021

Historical Events

  • New study suggests the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago created South America's tropical rainforests [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; "Low Rider"), dies at 71
  • Valentin Afonin, Russian soccer defender (42 caps; SKA Rostov-on-Don, CSKA Moscow), dies at 81
2021 Highlights

About April 2, 2021

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Good Friday (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Peaches - Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X