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.
- 1808Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
- 1915World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
- 1917Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.
- 1946The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
- 1977Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
- 1987History’s worst peacetime sea disaster, when the passenger ferry Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).
- 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.
- 2005In Durrës, Albania was founded Aleksander Moisiu University.
- 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?
- 1537King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
- 1579(baptized) John Fletcher, English playwright (d. 1625)
- 1717Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)
- 1898Irene Dunne, American actress (d. 1990)
- 1904Spud Davis, baseball player (d. 1984)
- 1922George Roy Hill, American film director (d. 2002)
- 1945Sivakant Tiwari, senior legal officer of the Singapore Legal Service (d. 2010)
- 1955Ed Kuepper, German-born Australian musician (The Saints, Laughing Clowns)
- 1956Junji Hirata, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1959Trent Tucker, American basketball player
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