December 5: Day of the Week
December 5, 2021 is the 339th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1831Former US President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
- 1920Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
- 1934Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.
- 1944World War II: Allied troops occupy Ravenna.
- 1952Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
- 1955E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- 1957Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
- 1974In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
- 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?
- 1830Christina Rossetti, English poet (d. 1894)
- 1896Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1984)
- 1902Strom Thurmond, American politician (d. 2003)
- 1945Moshe Katsav, 8th President of Israel
- 1956Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist
- 1958Dean Erickson, American actor
- 1965Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician
- 1971Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German politician
- 1972Mike Mahoney, American baseball player
- 1973Shalom Harlow, Canadian supermodel and actress
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