December 21: Day of the Week
December 21, 2022 is the 355th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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 21: This Day in History
This is a frequent day for the winter solstice to occur in the northern hemisphere and summer solstice to occur in the southern hemisphere.
December 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1879World première of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen.
- 1910An underground explosion at the Hulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit in Over Hulton, Westhoughton, England, kills 344 miners.
- 1919American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.
- 1941World War II: A formal treaty of alliance between Thailand and Japan is signed in the presence of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew.
- 1967Louis Washkansky, the first man to undergo a heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, after living for 18 days after the transplant.
- 1968Apollo program: Apollo 8 launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.
- 1973The Geneva Conference on the Arab-Israeli conflict opens.
- 1988A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270.
- 1992A Dutch DC-10, flight Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56 people.
- 2004Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.
Who were born on December 21?
- 1872Sidney Ainsworth, British actor (d. 1922)
- 1935Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
- 1944Michael Tilson Thomas, American conductor
- 1951Nick Gilder, English musician (Sweeney Todd)
- 1954Chris Evert, American tennis player
- 1963Govinda Ahuja, Indian actor and politician
- 1966Kiefer Sutherland, British-born Canadian actor
- 1969Julie Delpy, French actress
- 1976Mirela Manjani, Greek javelin thrower
- 1982Tom Payne, British actor
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