December 20: Day of the Week
December 20, 2019 is the 354th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1522Siege of Rhodes: Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.
- 1946The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
- 1955Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
- 1960National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
- 1977Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
- 1989United States invasion of Panama: The United States sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega. This is also the first combat use of purpose-designed stealth aircraft.
- 1991A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
- 1995NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
- 1999Macau is handed over to the People’s Republic of China by Portugal.
- 2007The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, is stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1841Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
- 1904Spud Davis, baseball player (d. 1984)
- 1946Lloyd Mumphord, NFL football player
- 1946Uri Geller, Israeli mentalist
- 1951Gilbert Montagné, French musician
- 1957Mike Watt, American bassist
- 1964Mark Coleman, American mixed martial artist
- 1975Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer
- 1979David DeJesus, American baseball player
- 1987Tariel Zintiridis, Greek judoka
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