December 20: Day of the Week
December 20, 2022 is the 354th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 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.
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December 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1860South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
- 1915World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
- 1946The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
- 1951The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.
- 1960National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
- 1973The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
- 1988The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is signed in Vienna.
- 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.
- 2004A gang of thieves steal £26.5 million worth of currency from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland, one of the largest bank robberies in UK history.
- 2005In Durrës, Albania was founded Aleksander Moisiu University.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1908Dennis Morgan, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1946Lesley Judd, English TV presenter and dancer
- 1948Alan Parsons, British music producer and artist
- 1957Joyce Hyser, American actress
- 1966Matt Neal, British Race Driver
- 1969Bobby Phills, American basketball player (d. 2000)
- 1977Saukrates, Canadian rapper
- 1982David Wright, American baseball player
- 1990JoJo, American singer
- 1991Hunter Gomez, American actor
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