On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1978

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed

War Criminal Pieter Menten
War Criminal
Pieter Menten
  • 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? 42 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius