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Saturday December 16, 2017

December 16: Day of the Week

December 16, 2017 is the 350th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

December 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1707
    Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
  • 1826
    Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.
  • 1907
    The Great White Fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world
  • 1918
    Vincas Mickevičius-Kapsukas declares the formation of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.
  • 1946
    Thailand joins the United Nations.
  • 1957
    Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris.
  • 1972
    Vijay Diwas: (Victory Day) is commemorated every 16 December in India as it marks its military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
  • 1985
    Mafia: In New York City, Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of the Gambino family.
  • 1991
    Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1834
    Léon Walras, French economist (d. 1910)
  • 1883
    Max Linder, French pioneer of silent film (d. 1925)
  • 1903
    Hardie Albright, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1945
    Bobby George, English professional darts player
  • 1946
    Tom Stern, American cinematographer
  • 1949
    Billy Gibbons, American guitarist (ZZ Top)
  • 1957
    Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer/songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1959
    Alison LaPlaca, American actress
  • 1961
    LaChanze, American singer
  • 1974
    Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress

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