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Saturday December 31, 2022

December 31: Day of the Week

December 31, 2022 is the 365th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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 31: This Day in History

It is widely known as New Year’s Eve since the following day is New Year’s Day. It is the last day of the year.

December 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 406
    Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul.
  • 1229
    James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian reconquest of the island of Majorca.
  • 1695
    A window tax is imposed in England, causing many householders to brick up windows to avoid the tax.
  • 1907
    The first New Year’s Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York, New York.
  • 1909
    Manhattan Bridge opens.
  • 1951
    The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than US$13.3 billion in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.
  • 1955
    The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over US$1 billion in a year.
  • 1961
    RTÉ Ireland’s state broadcaster launches its first national television service.
  • 1981
    A coup d'état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the Provisional National Defence Council led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
  • 1983
    In Nigeria a coup d'état led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari ends the Nigerian Second Republic.

Who were born on December 31?

  • 1864
    Robert Grant Aitken, American astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1880
    George C. Marshall, United States Secretary of State, Nobel Laureate (d. 1959)
  • 1934
    Noel Tyl, American astrologer
  • 1943
    Sir Ben Kingsley, English actor
  • 1948
    Joe Dallesandro American actor
  • 1962
    Tyrone Corbin, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Luciano Szafir, Brazilian actor
  • 1970
    Bryon Russell, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Papoose, American rapper
  • 1987
    Danny Holla, Dutch footballer

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