December 20: Day of the Week
December 20, 2021 is the 354th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 69Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor.
- 1915World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
- 1942World War II: Bombing of Calcutta by the Japanese.
- 1959The Walker family murders are committed.
- 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.
- 1991A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
- 1995American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain 50 km north of Cali, Colombia killing 160.
- 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?
- 1579(baptized) John Fletcher, English playwright (d. 1625)
- 1865Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (d. 1950)
- 1881Branch Rickey, baseball executive (d. 1965)
- 1911Hortense Calisher, American author (d. 2009)
- 1918Jean Marchand, Canadian trade unionist and politician (d. 1988)
- 1924Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
- 1948Stevie Wright, English-born Australian musician and songwriter
- 1979George Lamb, English radio and TV presenter
- 1982Mohammed Asif, Pakistani cricket player
- 1990JoJo, American singer
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