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On this day... December 4

Fun and historical facts for December 4th

Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB
December 04, 2017 - 7:34 am
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DECEMBER 4TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COOKIE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SOCK DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DICE DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • CHIEF CRAZY HORSE (1840-1877)
  • FRANCISCO FRANCO (1892-1975)
  • WINK MARTINDALE (1934, 83)
  • JEFF BRIDGES (1949, 68)
  • MARISA TOMEI (1964, 53)
  • TERRY GLENN (1969-2017)
  • JAY-Z (1969, 48)
  • TYRA BANKS (1973, 44)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1816, JAMES MONROE WAS ELECTED THE 5TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1844, JAMES POLK WAS ELECTED THE 11TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITES STATES
  • IN 1881, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES PUBLISHES ITS FIRST ISSUE
  • IN 1915, FULTON COUNTY, GEORGIA GIVES THE KU KLUX KLAN AN OFFICIAL CHARTER
  • IN 1923, CECIL B. DEMILLE’S “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS” DEBUTS
  • IN 1930, THE VATICAN APPROVES “THE RHYTHM METHOD” FOR BIRTH CONTROL
  • IN 1952, THE TERM “SMOG” IS COINED TO DESCRIBE POISONOUS FOG IN LONDON
  • IN 1954, BURGER KING OPENS ITS FIRST LOCATION IN MIAMI
  • IN 1978, DIANNE FEINSTEIN IS ELECTED AS SAN FRANCISCO’S FIRST FEMALE MAYOR
  • IN 1980, FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF JOHN BONHAM, LED ZEPPELIN ANNOUNCES THEY ARE BREAKING UP
  • IN 1981, “FALCON CREST” DEBUTS ON CBS
  • IN 1988, GARY BUSEY IS INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
  • IN 1991, THE JUDDS PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE LAST TIME
  • IN 1991, PAN AM AIRLINE CEASES OPERATIONS
  • IN 1992, PRESIDENT BUSH SENDS 28,000 TROOPS TO INTERVENE IN THE SOMALIA CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1996, THE MARS ROVER IS LAUNCHED BY NASA
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