Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for December 4, 2019:

49th calendar week

338th day of the year

27 days left until the end of the year

Star sign: Sagittarius

Nameday: Barbara, Johannes, Osmund

HISTORICAL DATA

2018 - The Italian police capture 46 mafiosi of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. Among them is Settimo Mineo, one of the leading figures in the organization.

2017 - The CSU parliamentary group nominated after a long power struggle Minister of Finance Markus Söder for the office of the Bavarian Prime Minister.

1999 - Philippe, heir to the throne of the throne and king of today, marries Princess Mathilde in the Brussels Cathedral of St. Michael and Gudula.

1974 - French writer Jean Paul Sartre visits prisoner RAF terrorist Andreas Baader in Stuttgart-Stammheim Prison.

1964 - The «Stiftung Warentest» is founded. Federal Minister of Economics Kurt Schmücker (CDU) gives the consumer protection organization the first statute.

1954 - The first Burger King fast food restaurant opens in Miami, Florida.

1934 - The conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler resigns as director of the Berliner Philharmoniker and director of the Staatsoper. The Nazi regime had previously banned him the world premiere of Paul Hindemith's opera Mathis the Painter.

1924 - The first German radio exhibition opens in Berlin.

1154 - Nicholas Breakspear is the first and only Englishman to be elected Pope and takes over as Hadrian IV.

BIRTHDAYS

1974 - Anke Huber (45), German tennis player

1969 - Jay-Z (50), American rapper (album "The Blueprint") and producer

1959 - Nico Hofmann (60), German director («Solo for clarinet»), author and producer («Dresden»)

1949 - Jeff Bridges (70), American actor (Oscar for best actor in "Crazy Heart" 2010)

1939 - Harald Naegeli (80), Swiss draftsman and graffiti artist, became internationally known in the early 1980s as "Sprayer of Zurich"

DEATH DAY

1979 - Friedrich Ebert, German politician (SED), Lord Mayor of East Berlin (GDR) 1948-1967 - son of the Reich President Friedrich Ebert, b. 1894

1976 - Benjamin Britten, British composer (opera «Peter Grimes»), b. 1913