On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1978

Historical Events

  • Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco's 1st female and Jewish mayor

Historic Event

Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed

  • Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian singer (Gemilang), born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76
1978 Highlights

About December 4, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Le Freak - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord - Boney M