December 22: Day of the Week
December 22, 2023 is the 356th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 9 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
Capricorn 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.
December 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1769Sino-Burmese War (1765–1769) ends with an uneasy truce.
- 1808Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).
- 1864Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his “March to the Sea”.
- 1890Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.
- 1939Indian Muslims observe a “Day of Deliverance” to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World War II with Britain.
- 1963The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 mi north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
- 1974The house of former British Prime Minister Ted Heath is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.
- 1990Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship.
- 2001Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
- 2008An ash dike ruptured at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, Tennessee, releasing 1.1 e9USgal of coal fly ash slurry.
Who were born on December 22?
- 1899Gustav Gründgens, German actor (d. 1963)
- 1903Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1983)
- 1907Dame Peggy Ashcroft, English actress (d. 1991)
- 1943Stefan Janos, Slovak-Swiss physicist
- 1954Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
- 1960Jean-Michel Basquiat, American artist (d. 1988)
- 1960Wakin Chau, Chinese singer
- 1983Jennifer Hawkins, Australian beauty pageant contestant
- 1989Jordin Sparks, American singer
- 1990Jean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor and singer
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