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Friday December 23, 2022

December 23: Day of the Week

December 23, 2022 is the 357th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 8 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.

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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)

  • 1793
    The Battle of Savenay, decisive defeat of the royalist counter-revolutionaries in Revolt in the Vendée during the French Revolution.
  • 1893
    The opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.
  • 1919
    Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 becomes law in the UK.
  • 1940
    World War II: Greek submarine Papanikolis (Υ-2) sinks the Italian motor ship Antonietta.
  • 1947
    The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
  • 1948
    Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
  • 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
    A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.
  • 2003
    PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.

Who were born on December 23?

  • 1804
    Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French literary critic (d. 1869)
  • 1929
    Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • 1937
    Barney Rosenzweig, American television producer
  • 1942
    John Peterman, American fashion designer
  • 1942
    Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia
  • 1950
    Ilchi Lee, Korean educator and author
  • 1955
    Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet and playwright; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom
  • 1961
    Carol Smillie, British television personality
  • 1980
    Elvin Ng, Singaporean actor
  • 1985
    Harry Judd, British drummer (McFly)

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