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.
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)
- 1893The opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.
- 1916World War I: Battle of Magdhaba – Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
- 1919Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 becomes law in the UK.
- 1936First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
- 1947The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
- 1958Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world’s highest self-supporting iron tower.
- 1970The 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.
- 1972The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.
- 2002A 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.
- 2007An 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?
- 1804Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French literary critic (d. 1869)
- 1941Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (d. 1975)
- 1957Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
- 1958Joan Severance, American actress
- 1962Bertrand Gachot, Belgian racing driver
- 1962Keiji Mutoh, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1970Karine Polwart, Scottish folk singer-songwriter
- 1983Carlos Jimenez, Spanish basketball player
- 1985Luke O'Loughlin, Australian actor
- 1986TJ Oshie, American ice hockey player
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