On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1909

Historical Events

  • 1st CFL Grey Cup, Rosedale Field, Toronto: University of Toronto Blues beat Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club, 26-6; Blues undefeated
  • Oldest still-operating NHL franchise is officially established as J. Ambrose O’Brien and Jack Laviolette create the “Club de Hockey Canadien,” known today as the Montreal Canadiens

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Jewel [James Jewel Marsh], British comedic actor (The Avengers, Thicker Than Water), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter and graphic artist (Elle), dies at 60
1909 Highlights

About December 4, 1909

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius