December 15: Day of the Week
December 15, 2020 is the 350th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1778American Revolutionary War: British and French fleets clash in the Battle of St. Lucia.
- 1914A gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine, Kyūshū, Japan, kills 687.
- 1914World War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.
- 1933The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially becomes effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.
- 1939Gone with the Wind receives its première at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- 1945Occupation of Japan: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
- 1954The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands is signed.
- 1973The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.
- 1994Palau becomes a member of the United Nations.
- 2011American forces withdraw from Iraq after a 9-year long campaign.
Who were born on December 15?
- 1860Abner Powell, American baseball player (d. 1953)
- 1896Betty Smith, American author (d. 1972)
- 1921Alan Freed, American disc jockey (d. 1965)
- 1923Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman (d. 2009)
- 1928Jerry Wallace, American singer (d. 2008)
- 1939Cindy Birdsong, American singer (The Supremes)
- 1958Eddy Annys, Belgian high jumper
- 1980Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)
- 1981Andy González, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1983René Goguen, Canadian professional wrestler
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