December 22

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on December 22, include:

  • Abilities Day 
  • Be a Lover of Silence Day 
  • National Cookie Exchange Day 
  • National Date Nut Bread Day 
  • National Haiku Poetry Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include December 22, are:

  • Advent - December 1 - 24, 2024
  • Christmas Bird Count Week - December 14, 2024 - January 5, 2025
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (Winter Enforcement) - December 18, 2024 - January 1, 2025
  • Posadas - December 16-24
  • Saturnalia - December 17-23 
  • 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 22, 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 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 22 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

  • 1912 - Lady Bird Johnson, 38th First Lady of the United States (d. 2007)
  • 1915 - Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver) (d. 2010)
  • 1948 - Steve Garvey, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1949 - Maurice Gibb, English singer, songwriter, producer and member of the Bee Gees (d. 2003)
  • 1949 - Robin Gibb, English singer, songwriter, producer and member of the Bee Gees (d. 2012)
  • 1962 - Ralph Fiennes, English actor (Wuthering Heights, Schindler's List, The English Patient)

Famous Deaths

  • 1899 - Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist and publisher who founded Moody Publishers (d. 1837)
  • 1943 - Beatrix Potter, English children's book writer and illustrator (The Tale of Peter Rabbit) (b.1866)
  • 2014 - Joe Cocker, Englisher singer and songwriter (You are so Beautiful, Up Where You Belong) (b. 1944)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1960 - NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton marries Anna Elaine Merrell
  • 1983 - Actor Parker Stevenson (Hardy Boys) marries actress Kirstie Alley (Cheers, Look Who's Talking movies)
  • 2002 - Singer Madonna marries film director Guy Ritchie

Quote of the Day

Christmas Ornaments

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

Info. to Come!

This Day in History

  • 856 - The sixth deadliest earthquake in recorded history occurs near the Persian City of Damghan which kills an estimated 200,000 people
  • 1807 - At the request of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, the U.S. Congress passes The Embargo Act forbidding trade with all foreign countries
  • 1851 - The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. burns down
  • 1891 - Asteroid 323 Brucia is the first asteroid that is discovered using photography
  • 1906 - A 7.9 Mw earthquake strikes Xinjiang, China killing 280 people
  • 1937 - The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City
  • 1942 - During World War II, Adolph Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon
  • 1944 - During World War II, the People's Army of Vietnam is formed to resist the Japanese occupation of Indochina, now Vietnam
  • 1945 - An executive order is issued by U.S. President Harry S. Truman that gives precedence to World War II refugees in Visa applications under U.S. immigration quotas
  • 1963 - 180 miles north of Madeira, Portugal, the cruise ship Lakonia catches fire and burns resulting in the death of 128 people
  • 1964 - The first test flight of the SR-71 occurs at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, CA 
  • 1965 - The United Kingdom places a 70 miles per house speed limit on all rural roads including motorways
  • 1971 - Doctors Without Borders is founded by Bernard Kouchner, ad a group of journalists in Paris France
  • 1975 - The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is created by U.S. President Gerald Ford after the 1970's energy crisis
  • 1992 - During the approach to Tripoli International Airport, Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 1103, a Boeing 727 collides in mid-air with a Libyan Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 killing 157 people
  • 2017 - The United National Security Council Resolution 2397 against North Korea is unanimously approved
  • 2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump signs the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
  • 2018 - The eruption of Anak Krakatau in Indonesia causes a tsunami that kills at least 430 people and injures almost 1,000 more
  • 2018 - The 2018-2019 United States federal government shutdown begins

This Day in Music

Video Above: Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix

  • 1808 - Ludwig van Beethoven performs in concert in Vienna, and premieres his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto, and Choral Fantasy
  • 1958 - The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks hits #1 on the Hot 100
  • 1967 - Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel is on the hit soundtrack from the movie The Graduate that premieres in U.S. theaters on this day featuring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman
  • 1979 - Escape (The Pina Colado Song) by Rupert Holmes hits #1 on the Hot 100 (video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1877 - American Bicycling Journal starts publishing in Boston, MA 
  • 1894 - United States Golf Association forms in New York
  • 1974 - Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins becomes the 6th NHLer to score 500 goals and is considered one of the best hockey players of all times
  • 1990 - Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1,000 points 

Word of the Day from Wiktionary


1. Bald, hairless; smooth

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