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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1914World War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.
- 1946US-backed Iranian troops evict the leadership of the breakaway Republic of Mahabad, putting an end to the Iran crisis of 1946.
- 1954The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands is signed.
- 1960King Mahendra of Nepal suspends the country’s constitution, dissolves parliament, dismisses the cabinet, and imposes direct rule.
- 1976The oil tanker MV Argo Merchant runs aground near Nantucket, Massachusetts, causing one of the worst marine oil spills in history.
- 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?
- 1861Charles Duryea, American automobile pioneer (d. 1938)
- 1903Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 32nd Yokozuna (d. 1938)
- 1910John H. Hammond, American musician (d. 1987)
- 1917Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (d. 2005)
- 1919Max Yasgur, owner of the Woodstock Festival site (d. 1973)
- 1921Bob Todd, British comedian (d. 1992)
- 1933Bapu, Indian cartoonist, designer and film director
- 1968Osama Ali Maher, Swedish politician
- 1980Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)
- 1983René Goguen, Canadian professional wrestler
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