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)
- 1905The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
- 1913Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention.
- 1917World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
- 1970South Korean ferry Namyong Ho capsizes off Korean Strait killing 308.
- 1970Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully land on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet
- 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.
- 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.
- 2010A boat carrying 90 asylum seekers crashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, killing at least 30 passengers.
- 2011American forces withdraw from Iraq after a 9-year long campaign.
Who were born on December 15?
- 37Nero, Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (d. 68)
- 1885Leonid Pitamic, Slovenian philosopher (d. 1971)
- 1916Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
- 1921Bob Todd, British comedian (d. 1992)
- 1932Jesse Belvin, American musician (d. 1960)
- 1948Melanie Chartoff, American actress
- 1949Don Johnson, American actor
- 1957Mike McAlary, American journalist (d. 1998)
- 1971Clint Lowery, American guitarist (Sevendust)
- 1981Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian footballer
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