December 15, 2024 is the 350th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
A gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine, Kyūshū, Japan, kills 687.
Holocaust: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobitsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands is signed.
Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested for attempting to blow up and assassinate the U.S. President-Elect, John F. Kennedy only four days earlier.
In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy, after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10, 1973.
The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People’s Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan
Palau becomes a member of the United Nations.
Who were born on December 15?
Niels Ryberg Finsen, Danish physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1904)
Hans Carossa, German writer (d. 1956)
Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist
Kathleen Blanco, American politician
Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d. 1991)
Tony Leon, South African politician and Ambassador to Argentina
Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor
George O. Gore II, American actor
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