On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • New York Giants fire head coach Ben McAdoo and manager Jerry Reese after a 2–10 start
  • New York's Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Thomas fire begins and spreads to city of Ventura, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump scales back Utah National Parks - Bears Ears National Monument (85%), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (50%)

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • US Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries

Famous Deaths

  • Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemeni politician and 1st President of Yemen (1990-2012), is killed during the Battle of Sana'a at 75
  • Christine Keeler, British model and showgirl (Profumo affair), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 75
  • Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist, dies at 97
  • Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), dies from a chest infection at 79