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Monday December 18, 2023

December 18: Day of the Week

December 18, 2023 is the 352nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 13 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

December 2023

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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.

December 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1793
    Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French Royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of Staff Erich Von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French, and suffer 337,000 casualties.
  • 1935
    The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
  • 1958
    Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched.
  • 1971
    Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
  • 1973
    The Islamic Development Bank is founded.
  • 1978
    Dominica joins the United Nations.
  • 1987
    Larry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language.
  • 1997
    HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
  • 2002
    2003 California recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.

Who were born on December 18?

  • 1707
    Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (d. 1788)
  • 1878
    Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
  • 1879
    Paul Klee, Swiss-born painter (d. 1940)
  • 1943
    Keith Richards, English guitarist (The Rolling Stones)
  • 1969
    Akira Iida, Japanese racing driver
  • 1971
    Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
  • 1972
    Rah Digga, American rapper
  • 1975
    Trish Stratus, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Benjamin Watson, American football player
  • 1987
    Ayaka, Japanese singer

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