December 19: Day of the Week
December 19, 2023 is the 353rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 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.
December 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1606The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who found, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
- 1796French Revolutionary Wars: Two British frigates under Commodore Horatio Nelson and two Spanish frigates under Commodore Don Jacobo Stuart engage in battle off the coast of Murcia.
- 1828Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
- 1956Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams is arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he is convicted only of minor charges.
- 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.
- 1975John Paul Stevens is appointed a justice of The United States Supreme Court.
- 1983The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
- 1995The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indian tribe.
- 2000The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
Who were born on December 19?
- 1916Roy Ward Baker, English film director (d. 2010)
- 1934Rudi Carrell, Dutch entertainer (d. 2006)
- 1944Zal Yanovsky, Canadian guitarist (The Lovin' Spoonful) (d. 2002)
- 1949Sebastian, Danish musician
- 1962Gary Fleder, American film director
- 1969Villano IV, Mexican professional wrestler
- 1970Tyson Beckford, American model
- 1973Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist
- 1980Marla Sokoloff, American actress
- 1986Ryan Babel, Dutch footballer
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