December 19: Day of the Week
December 19, 2020 is the 354th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
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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 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1154Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
- 1920King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.
- 1924The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
- 1927Three Indian revolutionaries viz. Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan were executed by the British government.
- 1932BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service
- 1941World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.
- 1961India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
- 1964The South Vietnamese military junta of Nguyen Khanh dissolved the High National Council and arrested some of the members.
- 1967Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
- 1997SilkAir Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.
Who were born on December 19?
- 1902Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (d. 1983)
- 1906Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
- 1935Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
- 1942Cornell Dupree, American session guitarist
- 1943Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
- 1966Robert MacNaughton, American stage and screen actor
- 1969Tom Gugliotta, American basketball player
- 1971Amy Locane, American actress
- 1974Jake Plummer, American football player
- 1984Ian Kennedy, American baseball player
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