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.
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)
- 1793Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French Royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
- 1916World 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.
- 1935The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
- 1958Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched.
- 1971Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
- 1973The Islamic Development Bank is founded.
- 1978Dominica joins the United Nations.
- 1987Larry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language.
- 1997HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
- 20022003 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?
- 1707Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (d. 1788)
- 1878Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
- 1879Paul Klee, Swiss-born painter (d. 1940)
- 1943Keith Richards, English guitarist (The Rolling Stones)
- 1969Akira Iida, Japanese racing driver
- 1971Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
- 1972Rah Digga, American rapper
- 1975Trish Stratus, Canadian professional wrestler
- 1980Benjamin Watson, American football player
- 1987Ayaka, Japanese singer
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