On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 2021

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Seventh night of unrest in Belfast, Northern Ireland even after joint call for calm by UK PM and Irish Premier
  • 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 sailer (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? 3 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries