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)
- 533Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.
- 1778American Revolutionary War: British and French fleets clash in the Battle of St. Lucia.
- 1939Gone with the Wind receives its première at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- 1946US-backed Iranian troops evict the leadership of the breakaway Republic of Mahabad, putting an end to the Iran crisis of 1946.
- 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.
- 1970Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully land on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet
- 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.
- 2005Latvia amends its constitution to eliminate possibility of same-sex couples being entitled to marry.
- 2010A boat carrying 90 asylum seekers crashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, killing at least 30 passengers.
Who were born on December 15?
- 1892J. Paul Getty, American oil tycoon (d. 1976)
- 1910John H. Hammond, American musician (d. 1987)
- 1913Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (d. 1980)
- 1919Max Yasgur, owner of the Woodstock Festival site (d. 1973)
- 1921Alan Freed, American disc jockey (d. 1965)
- 1966Carl Hooper, former West Indian cricket player and captain
- 1970Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey
- 1970Michael Shanks, Canadian actor
- 1971Clint Lowery, American guitarist (Sevendust)
- 1981Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
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