On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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