December 14: Day of the Week
December 14, 2023 is the 348th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1836The Toledo War unofficially ends.
- 1902The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.
- 1946The United Nations General Assembly votes to establish its headquarters in New York City.
- 1962NASA’s Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
- 1963Baldwin Hills Reservoir wall bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles.
- 1964American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States – The United States Supreme Court rules that the U.S. Congress can use the Constitution’s Commerce Clause power to fight discrimination.
- 1992War in Abkhazia: During the Siege of Tkvarcheli, a helicopter carrying evacuees from Tkvarcheli, Abkhazia, is shot down, resulting in at least 52 deaths, 25 of which are children. The incident catalyses more concerted Russian military intervention on behalf of Abkhazia.
- 1994Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
- 1999Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
- 2003President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
Who were born on December 14?
- 1631Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679)
- 1895Paul Eluard, French poet (d. 1952)
- 1913Dan Dailey, American actor (d. 1978)
- 1914Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (d. 1943)
- 1954Alan Kulwicki, American NASCAR driver (d. 1993)
- 1956Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein skier
- 1972Marcus Jensen, American baseball player
- 1975Justin Furstenfeld, American rock singer
- 1979Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model
- 1981Johnny Jeter, American professional wrestler
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