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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1905The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
- 1942The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal campaign.
- 1954The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands is signed.
- 1960Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested for attempting to blow up and assassinate the U.S. President-Elect, John F. Kennedy only four days earlier.
- 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.
- 1997A chartered Tupolev TU-154 from Tajikistan crashes in the desert near Sharja, United Arab Emirates airport killing 85.
- 2006First flight of the F-35 Lightning II.
- 2009Boeing’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
Who were born on December 15?
- 1861Charles Duryea, American automobile pioneer (d. 1938)
- 1885Leonid Pitamic, Slovenian philosopher (d. 1971)
- 1925Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (d. 2007)
- 1928Jerry Wallace, American singer (d. 2008)
- 1945Thaao Penghlis, Australian actor
- 1947Rodney Bingenheimer, American radio personality
- 1967David Howells, English footballer
- 1976Aaron Miles, American baseball player
- 1979Eric Young, Canadian professional wrestler
- 1982George O. Gore II, American actor
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