On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2021

Historical Events

  • First Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations given in the UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 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]
  • John Muckler, Canadian ice hockey coach (Stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers 1990; Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers) and executive (GM Ottawa Senators), dies at 86
  • Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, A View to a Kill), dies at 65 [1]
2021 Highlights

About January 4, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn