December 13

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2022 Daily Holidays that fall on December 13, include:

  • Ice Cream Day 
  • National Cocoa Day
  • National Day of the Horse 
  • National Violin Day
  • Pick a Pathologist Pal Day 
  • US National Guard Birthday 
December 13 is Ice Cream Day


2022 Weekly Holidays that include December 13, are:

  • Advent - November 27 - December 24, 2022
  • Human Rights Week - December 10-17
  • Lager Beer Week - December 11-17, 2022 (Second Week of December)
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 24, 2022 through January 1, 2023 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2022 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.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.

Astrological Sign

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


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for December is:

  • Tanzanite
  • Zircon
  • Turquoise

Famous Birthdays

  • 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


Famous Deaths

  • 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

December 13th is National Cocoa 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

Calendrical (adjective)

1. Of, pertaining to, or used by a calendar system.

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