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 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.
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)
- 771Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
- 1496King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of “heretics” from the country.
- 1766In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
- 1876Brooklyn Theater Fire kills at least 278 people in Brooklyn, NY.
- 1914The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
- 1920Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
- 1945Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
- 1957Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
- 1993The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
- 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?
- 1687Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1762)
- 1917Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)
- 1921Alvy Moore, American actor (d. 1997)
- 1931Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer (d. 2011)
- 1934Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor, artistic director of the National Theatre of Greece (d. 2007)
- 1971Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German politician
- 1976Rachel Komisarz, American swimmer
- 1978Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player
- 1979Nick Stahl, American actor
- 1981Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress
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