December 21: Day of the Week
December 21, 2019 is the 355th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 69The Roman Senate declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of Four Emperors.
- 1140Conrad III of Germany besieged Weinsberg.
- 1919American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.
- 1937Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theater.
- 1946An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaidō, Japan, kill over 1,300 people and destroy over 38,000 homes.
- 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.
- 1969The United Nations adopts the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
- 1979Lancaster House Agreement: An independence agreement for Rhodesia is signed in London by Lord Carrington, Sir Ian Gilmour, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and S.C. Mundawarara.
- 1992A Dutch DC-10, flight Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56 people.
Who were born on December 21?
- 1878Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
- 1885Frank Patrick, Canadian hockey player (d. 1960)
- 1891John William McCormack, American politician (d. 1980)
- 1913Arnold Friberg, American illustrator (d. 2010)
- 1937Donald F. Munson, American politician
- 1947Bryan Hamilton, Northern Irish footballer
- 1950Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer
- 1964Joe Kocur, Canadian hockey player
- 1973Mike Alstott, American football player
- 1988Alexa Goddard, British R&B singer
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