December 4

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on December 4, include:

  • Cabernet Franc Day 
  • Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day 
  • International Cheetah Day 
  • National Cookie Day 
  • National Dice Day 
  • National Package Protection Day - December 4, 2024 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving)
  • National Sock Day 
  • Santa's List Day 
  • Special Kids Day - December 4, 2024 (First Wednesday in December)
  • Wear Brown Shoes Day 
  • Women Wednesday - December 4, 2024 - (Wednesday After Thanksgiving)
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include December 4, are:

  • Advent - December 1 - 24, 2024
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week - December 3-10
  • Cookie Cutter Week - December 1-7  (First Week of December)
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week - December 1-7, 2024 (First Full Week of December)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 1-7, 2024 (First Full Week of December
  • National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week - December 1-7, 2024
  • Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week - December 1-7, 2024 (First Full Week of December)
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 28, 2024 through January 1, 2025 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2024 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting - December 4, 2024 (6 days after the 4th Thursday in November) 

Astrological Sign

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:

  • Tanzanite
  • Zircon
  • Turquoise

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • 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

December 4th is Santa's List Day

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

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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

Intersperse (verb)

 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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