On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 2019

Historical Events

  • 58 migrants drown after a boat sinks off the coast of Mauritania, with 83 saved
  • North American migratory birds getting smaller, their wings wider due to climate change according to study by University of Michigan published in journal "Ecology Letters"

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests, 325 wickets; 64 ODIs), dies of prostate cancer at 70
  • Ockie Oosthuizen, South African rugby union front rower (9 caps; Transvaal), dies from cancer at 64
2019 Highlights

About December 4, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Circles - Post Malone
  • UK #1 Song: Dance Monkey - Tones and I