December 5: Day of the Week
December 5, 2020 is the 340th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 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
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.
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December 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1746Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
- 1757Seven Years’ War: Battle of Leuthen – Frederick II of Prussia leads Prussian forces to a decisive victory over Austrian forces under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine.
- 1766In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
- 1941World War II: In the Battle of Moscow Georgy Zhukov launches a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre.
- 1957Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
- 1964Vietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
- 1976The United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan’s resolution on security of non-Nuclear States.
- 1979Sonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
- 1995The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
- 2007Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
Who were born on December 5?
- 1537Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)
- 1886Pieter Oud, Dutch politician (d. 1968)
- 1901Werner Heisenberg, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
- 1917Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress
- 1921Alvy Moore, American actor (d. 1997)
- 1938J.D. McDuffie, American racecar driver (d. 1991)
- 1940Peter Pohl, Swedish writer
- 1962Fred Rutten, Dutch footballer and football-manager
- 1969Morgan J. Freeman, American film director
- 1985Nico Verdonck, Belgian racing driver
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