December 1: Day of the Week
December 1, 2018 was the 335th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 30 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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December 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1918The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.
- 1918The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
- 1918Transylvania unites with Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28), thus concluding the Great Union.
- 1952The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
- 1960Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
- 1965The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
- 1975Lambda Theta Phi - The first Latino fraternity is established in New Jersey.
- 1976Angola joins the United Nations.
- 1991Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
- 2001Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA’s purchase by American Airlines.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1873Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
- 1884Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
- 1908Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
- 1928Emily McLaughlin, American actress (d. 1991)
- 1947Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer
- 1955Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
- 1958Javier Aguirre, Mexican footballer and coach
- 1959Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1963Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer
- 1971John Schlimm, American author
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