December 3: Day of the Week
December 3, 2023 was the 337th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 28 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius 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 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1818Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
- 1834The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins the first regular census in Germany.
- 1910Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
- 1959The current flag of Singapore is adopted, six months after Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.
- 1960The musical Camelot debuted at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway, and would become associated with the Kennedy administration.
- 1976An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later.
- 1984Bhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
- 1990At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482 collides with Northwest Airlines Flight 299 on the runway, killing 7 passengers and 1 crew member aboard flight 1482.
- 1992A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world’s first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.
- 2009A suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, claims the lives of 25 people, including three ministers of the Transitional Federal Government.
Who were born on December 3?
- 1880Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- 1927Andy Williams, American singer
- 1933Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1945Paul Nicholas English actor producer
- 1949Heather Menzies, American actress
- 1955Steven Culp, American actor
- 1973Super Crazy, Mexican professional wrestler
- 1982Franco Sbaraglini, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
- 1983Sherri DuPree, American vocalist
- 1985Amanda Seyfried, American actress
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