December 4: Day of the Week
December 4, 2019 is the 338th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1563The final session of the Council of Trent is held (it opened on December 13, 1545).
- 1942World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign ends.
- 1971McGurk’s Bar bombing: An Ulster Volunteer Force bomb kills 15 civilians and wounds 17 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 1971The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song “Smoke on the Water”.
- 1978Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco, California’s first female mayor (she served until January 8, 1988).
- 1980English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.
- 1991Pan Am goes bankrupt and ceases operations.
- 2005Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
- 2006An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km south of Tokyo.
- 2006Six black youths assault a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana, US; the subsequent court case becomes a cause célèbre.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1777Juliette Récamier, French socialite (d. 1849)
- 1883Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian author (d. 1969)
- 1924John Portman, American architect
- 1934Wink Martindale, American game show host
- 1951Patricia Wettig, American actress
- 1961Naomi Robson, American-born Australian journalist
- 1973Racci Shay, American Musician
- 1973Tyra Banks, American supermodel
- 1979Jay DeMerit, American soccer player
- 1992Līna Mūze, Latvian javelin thrower
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