December 1

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on December 1, include:

  • Advent Sunday - December 1, 2024 (Fourth Sunday Prior to Christmas Day)
  • Antarctica Day 
  • Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day 
  • Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday 
  • Day With(out) Art Day 
  • Eat a Red Apple Day 
  • National Christmas Lights Day 
  • National Pie Day 
  • Rosa Parks Day - (States of Ohio / Oregon)
  • Small Brewery Sunday - December 1, 2024 (Sunday after Thanksgiving)
  • Wear a Dress Day 
  • World AIDS Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include December 1, are:

  • Advent - December 1 - 24, 2024
  • Cookie Cutter Week - December 1-7  (First Week of December)
  • National Bible Week - November 24 - December 1, 2024 (Week of U.S. Thanksgiving - Sunday to Sunday) 
  • National Deal Week - November 27 - December 3, 2024 (Week that begins on the Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving)
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week - December 1-7, 2024 (First Full Week of December)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 1-7, 2024 (First Full Week of December
  • National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week - December 1-7, 2024
  • Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week - December 1-7, 2024 (First Full Week of December)
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 28, 2024 through January 1, 2025 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include December 1, 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.


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

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for December 1 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:

  • Tanzanite
  • Zircon
  • Turquoise

Famous Birthdays

  • 1081 - Louis VI, French King (d. 1137)
  • 1912 - Minoru Yamasaki, American architect who designed the World Trade Center (d. 1986)
  • 1913 - Mary Martin, American actress and singer (South Pacific, Peter Pan - she played Peter!) (d 1990)
  • 1933 - Lou Rawls, American singer, songwriter, actor and producer (You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine) (d. 2006)
  • 1939 - Lee Trevino, American golfer and sportscaster
  • 1988 - Zoe Kravitz, American actress, model, and singer (X-Men: First Class)

Famous Deaths

  • 1135 - Henry I, King of England (b. 1068)
  • 1973 - David Ben-Gurio, Israeli politician who became the 1st Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1886)
  • 1986 - Frank McCarthy, American General and film producer (Patton) (b. 1912)
  • 2018 - Ken Berry, American actor, singer, and dancer (F Troop, The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D., Mama's Family) (b. 1933)
  • 2023 - Sandra Day O'Connor, Attorney, Politician and first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice from 1981-2006, nominated by President Ronald Reagan (b. 1930)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1982 - Jackie Chan, Actor and Martial artist marries actress Lin Feng-jiao
  • 1994 - Model Cindy Crawford and actor Richard Gere announce they are separating
  • 2018 - Singer Nick Jonas marries actress Priyanka Chopra in Jodhpur, India (Quantico)

Quote of the Day


December 1st is Eat a Red Apple Day!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
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This Day in History

  • 1862 - 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery in his State of the Union Address
  • 1878 - 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes gets the first telephone installed in the White House
  • 1913 - Crete is annexed by Greece after the obtained self-rule from Turkey
  • 1918 - Iceland becomes a sovereign state, but remains a part of the Danish Kingdom
  • 1941 - During World War II, Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives his approval on the decision of the imperial council to initiate war against the United States
  • 1941 - The Civil Air Patrol is created when Fiorello La Guardia the Mayor of New York City and the Director of the Office of Civilian Defense signs Administrative Order 9
  • 1955 - Seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws
  • 1958 - A fire at Our Lady of the Angels School kills 92 children and 3 nuns
  • 1959 - The Antarctic Treaty is signed which bans military activity on the continent and sets it aside as a scientific preserve
  • 1969 - Due to the Vietnam War, the first draft lottery in the United States is held
  • 1973 - Papua New Guinea gains self- government from Australia
  • 1974 - TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727 crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. killing all 92 people on board
  • 1974 - Northwest Airlines Flight 6231, a Boeing 727 crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, all three crew members were killed
  • 1981 - Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 1308, a McDonnel Douglas MD-80 crashes in Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 180 people on board
  • 1988 - The United Nations proclaims December 1 as World AIDS Day
  • 1990 - The Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet up beneath the seabed
  • 1991 - Ukrainian voters approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union
  • 2020 - The Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico collapses

This Day in Music

  • 1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Sam Cooke, and The Rays all perform for the first time on national TV on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1958 - Life Magazine puts singer Ricky Nelson on their cover and describe him as a "Teen Idol"
  • 1992 - Ordinary World by Duran Duran is released and reaches #3 in the U.S.
  • 2009 - Untitled is the ninth studio album released by R. Kelly
  • 2012 - Shania Twain starts a two-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Shania Twain: You're Still The One - Live in Las Vegas 2014

This Day in Sports

  • 1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, Algerian born French long distance runner Alain Mimoun wins the men's marathon in 2:25:00.0
  • 1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, American Mildred McDaniel wins the women's high jump gold medal and sets a world record of 1.76m
  • 1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, the United States wins it's 4th consecutive Olympic gold medal
  • 1984 - American tennis play, Chris Evert wins her 1,000th career professional match
  • 1989 - 5-time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast, Romanian Nadia Comaneci arrives in New York City requesting political asylum to the United States which is granted
  • 1991 - Miami quarterback Dan Marino reaches 3,000 yards passing for the 8th time in his career and sets an NFL record
  • 1996 - Hockey Player, Wayne Gretzky becomes the first and only player in NHL history to reach 3,000-point plateau

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Glogg (noun)

1. A Scaninavian version of vin chaud or mulled wine; a hot punch made of red wine, brandy and sherry favoured with almonds, raisings, and orange peel.

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