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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1905The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
- 1914A gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine, Kyūshū, Japan, kills 687.
- 1942The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal campaign.
- 1967The Silver Bridge collapses, killing 46 people.
- 1970Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully land on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet
- 1973John 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.
- 1973The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.
- 1997A chartered Tupolev TU-154 from Tajikistan crashes in the desert near Sharja, United Arab Emirates airport killing 85.
- 2000The 3rd reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down.
- 2006First flight of the F-35 Lightning II.
Who were born on December 15?
- 130Lucius Verus, Roman co-emperor (d. 169)
- 1910John H. Hammond, American musician (d. 1987)
- 1926Nikos Koundouros, Greek film director
- 1928Ernie Ashworth, American country singer (d. 2009)
- 1930Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer
- 1936Joe D'Amato, Italian director (d. 1999)
- 1942Dave Clark, English musician (The Dave Clark Five)
- 1963David Wingate, American basketball player
- 1966Carl Hooper, former West Indian cricket player and captain
- 1984Kirsty Lee Allan, Australian actress
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