What Happened on December 4, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1)
  • Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowns himself ruler of Central African Empire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • NFL's 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats KC 27-7

Famous Birthdays

  • Big Pokey, American rapper
  • Shahid Nazir, cricketer (Pakistan Test fast bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Leila Hyams, actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72