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Friday December 22, 2023

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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

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December 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1940
    World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
  • 1951
    The Selangor Labour Party is founded in Selangor, Malaya.
  • 1965
    In the United Kingdom, a 70 mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time. Previously, there had been no speed limit.
  • 1974
    Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli vote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration.
  • 1988
    Chico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist, is assassinated.
  • 1991
    Armed opposition groups launch a military coup against President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia.
  • 1992
    The Archives of Terror are discovered.
  • 1999
    Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members are killed.
  • 2001
    Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
  • 2008
    An 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?

  • 1869
    Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1912
    Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    James Burke, British writer
  • 1939
    James Gurley, American musician (d. 2009)
  • 1951
    Dan Martin, American voice actor
  • 1959
    Bernd Schuster, German footballer
  • 1960
    Patrick Fitzgerald, American attorney
  • 1972
    Big Tigger, television host
  • 1976
    Jason Lane, American baseball player
  • 1998
    G. Hannelius, American child actress

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