2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 4, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for December 4 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is:
1912 - Pappy Boyington, American Colonel and pilot wo received the Medal of Hone the Navy Cross (1988)
1949 - Jeff Bridges, American actor (The Last Picture Show, True Grit, The Fabulous Baker Boys, King Kong Iron Man Iron Man: Legacy)
1973 - Tyra Banks, American model, actress, and producer (Coyote Ugly)
530 BC - Cyrus the Great, King of Persia (b. 600 BC)
1214 - William the Lion, Scottish King (b. 1143)
1850 - William Sturgeon, English physicist who invented the electric motor (b. 1783)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1941 - Actor and comedian Milton Berle, marries actress Joyce Mattews (They would divorce in 1947, then remarry in 1949)
1976 - British-American Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries her 7th husband, politician John Warner (National Velvet, Cleopatra)
2006 - American tennis player Christ Evert divorces American alpine skier Andy Mills
2015 - American Actress Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), and Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (Desperado, Mask of Zorro) divorce after 19 years of being married
Quote of the Day
December 4th is Santa's List Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1786 - Mission Santa Barbara is dedicated
1791 - British Newspaper, The Observer publishes their first edition of the first Sunday newspaper
1861 - The Electors of the Confederate States of America unanimously elect as President, Jefferson Davis and Alexander H. Stephens as Vice President
1865 - U.S. State of North Carolina ratifies the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution followed by the state of Georgia, U.S. slaves were legally free within two weeks
1872 - Canadian brig Dei Gratia finds the crewless American brigantine Mary Celeste drifting in the Atlantic Ocean, the crew never found
1881 - The Los Angeles Times published their first edition
1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Willson becomes the first U.S. President to travel to Europe while in office as he sales to the World War I peace talks in Versailles
1943 - Due to the high levels of wartime employment in the U.S. during World War II, U.S. President 'Franklin D. Roosevelt shuts down the Works Progress Administration
1945 - Th United States Senate approves the U.S. participation in the United Nations, establish on October 24, 1945, with a vote of 65-7
1977 - Malaysian Airline System Flight 653 crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor killing 100 after it was hijacked
1978 - Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco's first female mayor after the former Mayor George Moscone is murdered
1986 - An oil spill of approx. 500,000 gallons happens in the Port of Savannah, Georgia on the MV Amazon Venture oil tanker
1991 - American hostage Terry A. Anderson is released after seven years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
1991 - After 64 years, Pan American World Airways shuts down its operations
1992 - President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 U.S. Troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa
1998 - The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station is launched
2017 - The Thomas Fire in California burns 440 square miles in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties and becomes the largest wildfire in modern California history
2021 - The volcano Semeru on the Indonesian island of Java erupts and is responsible for the death of 43 people
This Day in Music
1956 - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash (The Million Dollar Quartet) get together once at Sun Studio
1965 - December's Children (And Everybody's) by The Rolling Stones is released in the U.S.
1965 - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) by The Byrds with lyrics from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, hits #1 in America (video below)
1971 - Family Affair by Sly and the Family Stone hits #1
1975 - Kiss receives their first Gold album for Alive!
1987 - Too Late to Cry by 16 year old Alison Krauss is released as her debut album
1988 - Roy Orbison plays Running Scared as the last song at his last concert before he dies two days later
2014 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town is at the top of the Top 30 Holiday Songs of the Century on ASCAP's list
This Day in Sports
1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, American diver Pat McCormick wins the 3m springboard gold medal and the 10m platform gold medal
1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, Australian swimmer Murray Rose wins the 400m gold medal while setting a world record 4:27.3, and also won the 1,500m gold medal
1964 - Baseball approves a free agent draft
1993 - Skater Dan Jansen sets a world record 500m in 35.92 sec
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
To mix two things irregularly, placing things of one kind among things of other; specifically: 1. To scatter or insert (something) into or among (other things), as Nature interspersed dandelions among the petunias, or 2. To diversify (something) by placing or inserting other things among (it), as Nature interspersed the petunias with dandelions.
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