On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Austria elects liberal independent Alexander Van der Bellen as President, after original vote in May annulled

Event of interestEvent of Interest

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years in office

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key
  • Tens of thousands march throughout Brazil against a vote to undermine anti-corruption investigations
  • Venezuela issues new higher-value notes after currency falls 60% in 1 months against the US dollar

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good & Evil, Major League), dies of cancer at 67
  • Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), dies from lung illness at 69