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Thursday December 23, 2021

December 23: Day of the Week

December 23, 2021 is the 357th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 8 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1893
    The opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.
  • 1916
    World War I: Battle of Magdhaba – Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
  • 1919
    Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 becomes law in the UK.
  • 1936
    First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
  • 1947
    The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
  • 1958
    Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world’s highest self-supporting iron tower.
  • 1970
    The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.
  • 1972
    The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.
  • 2002
    A MQ-1 Predator is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25, making it the first time in history that an aircraft and an unmanned drone had engaged in combat.
  • 2007
    An agreement is made for the monarchy of Nepal to be abolished and the country to become a federal republic with the Prime Minister becoming head of state.

Who were born on December 23?

  • 1804
    Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French literary critic (d. 1869)
  • 1941
    Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (d. 1975)
  • 1957
    Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
  • 1958
    Joan Severance, American actress
  • 1962
    Bertrand Gachot, Belgian racing driver
  • 1962
    Keiji Mutoh, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Karine Polwart, Scottish folk singer-songwriter
  • 1983
    Carlos Jimenez, Spanish basketball player
  • 1985
    Luke O'Loughlin, Australian actor
  • 1986
    TJ Oshie, American ice hockey player

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