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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1823
    A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1941
    World War II: After 15 days of fighting, the Japanese Imperial Army occupies Wake Island.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
  • 1990
    History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia’s overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
  • 2003
    PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.

Who were born on December 23?

  • 1173
    Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)
  • 1732
    Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (d. 1792)
  • 1819
    Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
  • 1896
    Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (d. 1957)
  • 1923
    Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
  • 1923
    Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
  • 1935
    Esther Phillips, American singer (d. 1984)
  • 1940
    Eugene Record, American singer (The Chi-Lites) (d. 2005)
  • 1957
    Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
  • 1963
    Ante Zelck, German entrepreneur and hostel pioneer.

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