December 4 is the 338th day of the year. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1861 – The 109 Electors of the several states of the Confederate States of America unanimously elect Jefferson Davis as President and Alexander H. Stephens as Vice President.
+ 1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
+ 1909 – In Canadian football, the First Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club, 26–6.
+ 1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami.
+ 1956 – The Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) get together at Sun Studio for the first and last time.
+ 1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.
( Births )
+ 1933 – Wink Martindale, American game show host and producer
+ 1934 – Victor French, American actor and director (d. 1989)
+ 1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor, director, and producer
+ 1944 – Dennis Wilson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer (d. 1983)
+ 1949 – Jeff Bridges, American actor
+ 1969 – Jay Z, American rapper, producer, and actor, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records
+ 1973 – Tyra Banks, American model, actress, and producer