2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 13, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for December 13 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is:
1818 - Mary Todd Lincoln, 16th First Lady of the United States (d. 1882)
1887 - Alvin C. York, American Colonel, Medal of Honor recipient and one of the most decorated U.S. Soldiers of World War I (d. 1964)
1906 - Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (d. 1968)
1925 - Dick Van Dyke, American actor, singer and dances (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dick Van Dyke Show)
1929 - Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor and producer (The Sound of Music) (d. 2021)
1981 - Amy Lee, American singer, songwriter who is the lead singer and co-found of Evanescence
1466 - Donatello, Italian Painter and sculptor (d. 1386)
1961 - Grandma Moses, American folk-art painter (b. 1860)
2006 - Lamar Hunt, American businessman who co-founded the American Football League and World Championship Tennis (b. 1932)
2016 - Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, songwriter, game and talk show host (Growing Pains) (b. 1947)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1951 - Margaret Roberts marries businessman Denis Thatcher in London. She would be the future British Prime Minister
2001 - Actress Kate Winslet (Titanic) divorces assistant film director Jim Threapleton after 3 years of marriage
2003 - Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti marries Nicoletta Mantovani
2008 - Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh marries Marjorie Bach, sister of Barbara Bach who is married to Ringo Starr
Quote of the Day
Well....it is not quite Winter yet for another 10 days, but it is cold already, and it is National Cocoa Day today!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1577 - Sir Francis Drake set sail on his around the world voyage from Plymouth, England
1623 - In the Plymouth Colony in the American colonies they establish the system of trial by 12-men jury
1636 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend themselves from the Pequot Indians. This date is considered the founding of the National Guard of the United States
1758 - The Duke William, an English transport ship sinks in the North Atlantic, killing more than 360 people
1862 - At the Battle of Fredericksburg during the American Civil War, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats Union Major General Ambrose Burnside
1938 - The Neuengamme concentration camp opens in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany
1943 - The Knesset vote to move the capital of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
1957 - The 6.5Mw Farsinaj earthquake in Iran, causes at least 1,119 deaths and damages over 5,000 homes
1959 - Archbishop Markarious III becomes the first President of Cyprus
1974 - Malta becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations
1972 - Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt are the last humans to set foot on Moon on Apollo 17
1974 - During the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese forces launch their 1975 Spring Offensive that runs to April 30, 1975 which results in the final capitulation of South Vietnam
1977 - Air Indiana Flight 216 crashes near the Evansville Regional Airport in Indiana, killing 29 including the University of Evansville basketball team, and support staff
1982 - A 6.0 earthquake in North Yemen kills 2,800 and injures 1,500
2002 - The European Union (EU) announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia are due to become members on May 1, 2004
2003 - During the Iraq War on the Operation Red Dawn mission, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit
This Day in Music
1966 - Foxy Lady is recorded by Jimi Hendrix
1985 - In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins was used in the pilot episode of Miami Vice, he plays a drug dealer in the episode called "Phil the Shill"
1997 - Hanson play MMMbop on Saturday Night Live
1999 - BMI publishes a list of the most played songs on American radio and TV during the 20th center - the Top 5 are: You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, Never My Love, Yesterday, Stand By Me, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
2012 - Singer and songwriter Carole King wins the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize in recognition of her lifetime achievement
Broken by Seether featuring Amy Lee of Evanescence
This Day in Sports
1956 - The LA Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to the San Francisco Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000, but Jackie Robinson opts to retire instead
1960 - Italy beats the United States in the Davis cup
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Of, pertaining to, or used by a calendar system.
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