December 15: Day of the Week
December 15, 2019 is the 349th day of the year 2019 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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1467Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
- 1868Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
- 1914World War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.
- 1939Gone with the Wind receives its première at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- 1960Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested for attempting to blow up and assassinate the U.S. President-Elect, John F. Kennedy only four days earlier.
- 1961In 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.
- 1965Gemini program: Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Four orbits later, it achieves the first space rendezvous, with Gemini 7.
- 1970South Korean ferry Namyong Ho capsizes off Korean Strait killing 308.
- 2001The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
- 2005Latvia amends its constitution to eliminate possibility of same-sex couples being entitled to marry.
Who were born on December 15?
- 1875Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (d. 1899)
- 1892J. Paul Getty, American oil tycoon (d. 1976)
- 1923Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (d. 2002)
- 1926Nikos Koundouros, Greek film director
- 1956Tony Leon, South African politician and Ambassador to Argentina
- 1970Lawrence Funderburke, American basketball player
- 1976Aaron Miles, American baseball player
- 1976Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
- 1981Michelle Dockery, British actress
- 1986Snejana Onopka, Ukrainian model
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