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.
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)
- 1823A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
- 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.
- 1936Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 1941World War II: After 15 days of fighting, the Japanese Imperial Army occupies Wake Island.
- 1947The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
- 1948Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
- 1968The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
- 1990History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia’s overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
- 2003PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
Who were born on December 23?
- 1173Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)
- 1732Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (d. 1792)
- 1819Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
- 1896Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (d. 1957)
- 1923Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
- 1923Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
- 1935Esther Phillips, American singer (d. 1984)
- 1940Eugene Record, American singer (The Chi-Lites) (d. 2005)
- 1957Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
- 1963Ante Zelck, German entrepreneur and hostel pioneer.
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