December 24: Day of the Week
December 24, 2022 is the 358th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1777Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook.
- 1818The first performance of “Silent Night” takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
- 1826The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
- 1865The Ku Klux Klan is formed.
- 1943World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander.
- 1955NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.
- 1968Apollo Program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.
- 1974Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
- 2003The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid’s busy Chamartín Station.
- 2005Chad–Sudan relations: Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.
Who were born on December 24?
- 1166King John of England (d. 1216)
- 1508Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)
- 1809Kit Carson, American frontiersman (d. 1868)
- 1924Lee Dorsey, American singer (d.1986)
- 1938Bobby Henrich, American baseball player
- 1945Nicholas Meyer, American author
- 1958Gene Sperling, American economist and government official
- 1964Mark Valley, American actor
- 1969Mark Millar, Scottish comic book writer
- 1979Chris Hero, American professional wrestler
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