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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1167Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
- 1905The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
- 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.
- 1945Occupation of Japan: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1993History of Northern Ireland: The Downing Street Declaration is issued by British Prime Minister John Major and Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
Who were born on December 15?
- 130Lucius Verus, Roman co-emperor (d. 169)
- 1859L. L. Zamenhof, Polish initiator of Esperanto (d. 1917)
- 1911Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)
- 1912Ray Eames, American designer (d. 1988)
- 1921Alan Freed, American disc jockey (d. 1965)
- 1925Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (d. 2007)
- 1957Yuuichi Nagashima, Japanese voice actor
- 1967David Howells, English footballer
- 1968Osama Ali Maher, Swedish politician
- 1979Adam Brody, American actor
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