4 December

4 December

December 4 is the 338th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 27 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about December 4th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 4th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Wear Brown Shoes Day
  • National Dice Day
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day
  • Cab Franc Day
  • National Cookie Day
  • Indian Navy Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – December 4

1991: Pan Am ceases operations

The Pan American World Airways, the largest airline in the United States began operations in October 1927.

1982: China adopts its current constitution

The Constitution of the People’s Republic of China replaced the Constitutions of 1954, 1975, and 1978.

1980: Led Zeppelin disbands

The British rock band announced that it was disbanding 12 years after coming on the music scene after the death of drummer John Bonham.

1978: Dianne Feinstein became the first female mayor of San Francisco

A United States Senator from California, Feinstein became the 38th mayor of San Francisco after the murder of George Moscone.

1791: First Sunday paper published

The Observer, a British newspaper became the first newspaper in the world to be published and read on a Sunday.

1977: “Emperor” Jean-Bedel Bokassa , seated on his golden throne for his coronation, Bangui, Central African Republic – December 4, 1977

“Emperor” Jean-Bedel Bokassa , seated on his golden throne for his coronation, Bangui, Central African Republic – December 4, 1977

1960: Patrice Lumumba in Congolese Army custody, Dec. 4, 1960. He was summarily executed six weeks later.

Patrice Lumumba in Congolese Army custody, Dec. 4, 1960. He was summarily executed six weeks later.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, December 4

1969: Jay-Z, American rapper, producer, actor, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records

1964: Marisa Tomei, American actress

1949: Jeff Bridges, American actor, singer, producer

1923: Charles Keating, American lawyer, businessman

1892: Francisco Franco, Spanish general, politician, Caudillo of Spain

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, December 4

1993: Frank Zappa, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1976: Benjamin Britten, English composer, conductor, pianist

1975: Hannah Arendt, German/American theorist, philosopher

1893: John Tyndall, British physicist

1123: Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, astronomer, poet


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