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.
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)
- 1707Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
- 1826Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.
- 1907The Great White Fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world
- 1918Vincas Mickevičius-Kapsukas declares the formation of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.
- 1946Thailand joins the United Nations.
- 1957Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- 1972Vietnam War: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris.
- 1972Vijay 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.
- 1985Mafia: 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.
- 1991Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.
Who were born on December 16?
- 1834Léon Walras, French economist (d. 1910)
- 1883Max Linder, French pioneer of silent film (d. 1925)
- 1903Hardie Albright, American actor (d. 1975)
- 1945Bobby George, English professional darts player
- 1946Tom Stern, American cinematographer
- 1949Billy Gibbons, American guitarist (ZZ Top)
- 1957Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer/songwriter (d. 2009)
- 1959Alison LaPlaca, American actress
- 1961LaChanze, American singer
- 1974Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress
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