2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 21, 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 movable 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.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - December 20, 2023 - Early March, 2024
The Astrological Sign for December 21 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:
1795 - Jack Russell, English priest, hunter and dog breeder who developed the Jack Russell terrier (d. 1883)
1915 - Werner von Trapp, Austrian-American singer, part of the Von Trapp Family singers whose story inspired The Sound of Music
1954 - Chris Evert, American tennis player and coach
1959 - Florence Griffith Joyner (known as Flo-Jo) American sprinter and actress. She won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics and set a world record in the 100-meter sprint and won 3 Gold medals in the 1988 Olympics. (d. 1998)
1966 - Kiefer Sutherland, British-Canadian actor, director, and producer (A Few Good Men, 24)
1940 - F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (The Great Gatsby) (b 1896)
1945 - George S. Patton, American General in the U.S. Army (b. 1885)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1762 - British Explorer Captain James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1886 - Juliette Gordon Low who founded the Girls Scouts of the USA marries William Mackay Low
1958 - Actress Ingrid Bergman marries producer Lars Schmidt
Quote of the Day
December 18th is WORLD PEACE DAY! Let's Live in Peace Together!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1620 - William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is today known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts
1861 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs into law Public Resolution 82 which contains a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor - the Medal of Honor
1883 - The first Permanent Force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army, are formed - the Royal Canadian Dragoons and the Royal Canadian Regiment
1913 - Arthur Wynne creates the first crossword puzzle which is published in the New York World
1937 - The world's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre
1946 - An 8.1 Mw earthquake in Nankaido, Japan that sets off a tsunami kills over 1,300 people and destroys over 38,000 homes
1970 - The first flight of the F-14 multi-role combat aircraft takes place
1973 - The Geneva Conference regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict opens
1988 - Pan Am Flight 103 has a bomb explode on board when they are over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway resulting in the death of 270 people
1988 - The largest aircraft in the world, the Antonov An-225 Mriya has its first flight
1992 - Martinair MP 495 crashes at Faro Airport in Portugal, killing 56
1995 - The City of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control
2004 - During the Iraq War, a suicide bomber kills 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, Iraq
This Day in Music
1974 - Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin hits #1 in the U.S.
1970 - Willie Nelson stars as well as sings five songs on the soundtrack for the film The Electric Horseman, starring Robert Redford. The soundtrack includes the #1 country hit My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
1991 - After the death of Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody goes to #1 on the U.K. Charts
1996 - Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt hits #1 in America and it stays on top for nine weeks
2013 - The Monster by Eminem with Rihanna hits #1 in the U.S.
2013 - Leonard Cohen wraps up his Grand Tour in Auckland, New Zealand after five years and 387 shows
2019 - All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey goes to #1 in the U.S. 25 years after it was first released in 1994
Christmas is in just a few days! I figured I would do some Christmas music videos until then!
Here is Pentatonix singing Mary, Did You Know?
This Day in Sports
1891 - James Naismith created the rules for basketball, and the first game is played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts
1959 - The Dallas Cowboys hires Tom Landry as a coach, and he goes on to stay on the job until 1988
2005 - The 2006 Team Canada Olympic team names Joe Sakic as their captain
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Pertaining to a solstice: a solstitial point, the solstitial meridian plane, avenues with a solstitial orientation. 2. Occuring on a solstice: the solstitial half-moon, a solstitial event.
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