On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2021

Historical Events

  • 1st Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines given to the general public with 82 year old Brian Pinker in the UK first to be jabbed [1]

COVID-19 Pandemic

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England following Scotland, as COVID-19 variant spreads rapidly with hospitalizations now higher than the first wave

  • South Korea, already the country with world's lowest birth rate, records more deaths than births for the first time [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Roux, French chef and restaurateur (Le Gavroche, 1st Michelin three-starred restaurant in Britain), dies at 85 [1]
  • Gregory Sierra, American stage and screen actor (Barney Miller - "Chano"), dies of cancer at 83
  • John Muckler, Canadian ice hockey coach (Stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers 1990; Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers) and executive (GM Ottawa Senators), dies at 86
  • [Victoria] Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, 1980-81; A View To A Kill; That 70's Show), dies of sepsis at 65 [1]
2021 Highlights

About January 4, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn