December 15: Day of the Week
December 15, 2021 is the 349th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1467Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
- 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
- 1917World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
- 1960King Mahendra of Nepal suspends the country’s constitution, dissolves parliament, dismisses the cabinet, and imposes direct rule.
- 1961In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
- 1970Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully land on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet
- 1976The oil tanker MV Argo Merchant runs aground near Nantucket, Massachusetts, causing one of the worst marine oil spills in history.
- 1997The Treaty of Bangkok is signed allowing the transformation of Southeast Asia into a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.
- 2005Introduction of the F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.
Who were born on December 15?
- 1903Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 32nd Yokozuna (d. 1938)
- 1916Buddy Cole, American pianist (d. 1964)
- 1936Joe D'Amato, Italian director (d. 1999)
- 1938Billy Shaw, American football player
- 1946Art Howe, American baseball player and manager
- 1952Rudi Protrudi, American musician (The Fuzztones)
- 1958Eddy Annys, Belgian high jumper
- 1972Rodney Harrison, American football player
- 1981Michelle Dockery, British actress
- 1982Borja García, Spanish racing driver
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