On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 2021

Historical Events

  • Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan's new Prime Minister after taking over as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party
  • Global outage of Facebook and its apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, for six hours
  • Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for discovering receptors for temperature and touch
  • Three years worth of rain (14 inches or 300 mm) falls in 12 hours in city of Al Khaburah, Oman, in the wake of tropical cyclone Shaheen [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Kalter, American television announcer (Late Show with David Letterman, 1995-2015), dies at 78
  • Eddie Robinson, American baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1949, 51–53; Washington Sens, Chicago WS, Philadelphia A's) and executive (GM Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), dies at 100
  • Laurie Davidson, New Zealand yacht designer (Black Magic 1995; Team New Zealand 2000; America's Cup HOF 2007), dies at 94
2021 Highlights

About October 4, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra