On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 2021

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dr. Anthony Fauci thanks American health workers for their sacrifice during the pandemic, acknowledging their more than 3,600 deaths

  • Egyptian archaeologists announce their most important find since Tutankhamun's tomb - discovery of a lost 'golden city' the 3,000-years-old ancient city of Aten near Luxor [1]
  • Seventh night of unrest in Belfast, Northern Ireland even after joint call for calm by UK PM and Irish Premier

Historic Event

US President Joe Biden says "Gun violence in this country is an epidemic" as he unveils package of executive actions including restrictions on "ghost guns"


Famous Deaths

  • Conn Findlay, American rower (Olympic gold coxed pair 1956, 64) and sailor (Olympic bronze Tempest 1976), dies at 90
  • Di├ína Igaly, Hungarian sport shooter (Olympic gold women's skeet 2004; bronze 2000), dies from COVID-19 at 56
2021 Highlights

About April 8, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X