December 23: Day of the Week
December 23, 2023 is the 357th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 8 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters NTEIGLASFC? Check your answers here: Word search NTEIGLASFC. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)
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.
December 23 Historical Event(s)
- 962Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo
- 1572Theologian Johann Sylvan executed in Heidelberg for his heretical Antitrinitarian beliefs
- 1783George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
- 1823A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
- 1921Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.
- 1936Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 1938Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
- 1968The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
- 1972A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.
- 2003PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
Who were born on December 23?
- 1758Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York (d. 1834)
- 1928Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer
- 1931Ronnie Schell, American actor
- 1933Akihito, Emperor of Japan
- 1941Tim Hardin, American musician (d. 1980)
- 1944Wesley Clark, American military officer
- 1958Victoria Williams, American singer
- 1967Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer
- 1981Mario Santana, Argentine footballer
- 1984Sebastian Werle, German rugby player
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.