1791 – The Observer first edition was was first published on the 4th December 1791, becoming the world’s first Sunday newspaper.
1881 – The Los Angeles Times first edition was published on the 4th December 1881.
1914 – Rudolf Hausner the Austrian painter and sculptor was born on the 4th December 1914 (died 1995).
1914 – Claude Renoir the French cinematographer was born on the 4th December 1914 (died 1993).
1937 – The Dandy Comic first children’s comic was published on the 4th December 1937, becoming one of the first to use speech balloons.
1945 – Roberta Bondar the Canadian astronaut was born on the 4th December 1945.
1949 – Pamela Stephenson the New Zealand-Australian actress and psychologist was born on the 4th December 1949.
1956 – The Million Dollar Quartet consisting of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash got together at Sun Studios for the first and last time in history on the 4th December 1956.
1961 – Naomi Robson the American-Australian journalist was born on the 4th December 1961.
1971 – The Montreux Casino in Switzerland was set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert on the 4th December 1971. This incident was be noted in the Deep Purple song “Smoke on the Water“.
1982 – Nick Vujicic the Australian evangelist and motivational speaker was born on the 4th December 1982.
1991 – Pan Am went bankrupt and ceased operations on the 4th December 1991.