December 4: Day of the Week
December 4, 2020 is the 339th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1937The first issue of the children’s comic, The Dandy Comic, is published, one of the first to use speech balloons.
- 1943World War II: In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito proclaims a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.
- 1943World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States.
- 1945By a vote of 65 to 7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations (the UN is established on October 24, 1945).
- 1971The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
- 1971The United Nations Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
- 1975Suriname joins the United Nations.
- 1977Jean-Bédel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire.
- 1977Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100.
- 2005Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1910Alex North, American film music composer (d. 1991)
- 1939Freddy Cannon, American musician
- 1942Gemma Jones, English actress
- 1946Geert Mak, Dutch writer
- 1951Gary Rossington, American musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
- 1951Patricia Wettig, American actress
- 1954Tony Todd, American actor and producer
- 1959Susan W Krebs, American politician
- 1971Shannon Briggs, American boxer
- 1973Ferry Corsten, Dutch producer of trance music, in addition to being a DJ and remixer
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