December 1: Day of the Week
December 1, 2023 is the 335th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1768The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
- 1862In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.
- 1865Shaw University, the first historically black university in the southern United States, is founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- 1919Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom (she had been elected to that position on November 28).
- 1952The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
- 1958The Central African Republic becomes independent from France.
- 1964Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
- 1965The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
- 1974Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
- 19891989 Philippine coup attempt: The right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d'état.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1916Wan Li, Chinese government official
- 1917Thomas Hayward, American tenor (d.1995)
- 1950Filippos Petsalnikos, Greek politician
- 1967Nestor Carbonell, American actor
- 1968Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer
- 1970Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
- 1971Dolgorsürengiin Serjbüdee, Mongolian professional wrestler
- 1979Ryan Malone, American hockey player
- 1980Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer
- 1982Lloyd Doyley, English footballer
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