December 4: Day of the Week
December 4, 2021 is the 338th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1110First Crusade: The Crusaders sack Sidon.
- 1676Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
- 1783At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.
- 1909The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world, is founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.
- 1921The first Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe ‘Fatty’Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
- 1937The first issue of the children’s comic, The Dandy Comic, is published, one of the first to use speech balloons.
- 1942Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Krahelska-Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.
- 1975Suriname joins the United Nations.
- 1977Jean-Bédel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire.
- 1991Captain Mark Pyle pilots Clipper Goodwill, a Pan American World Airways Boeing 727-221ADV, to Miami International Airport ending 64 years of Pan Am operations.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1861Lillian Russell, American singer and actress (d. 1922)
- 1886Jan Thomée, Dutch football player (d. 1954)
- 1908Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
- 1934Wink Martindale, American game show host
- 1940Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
- 1953Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1954Tony Todd, American actor and producer
- 1959Paul McGrath, Irish footballer
- 1960David Green, American baseball player
- 1984Lindsay Felton, American actress
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