December 7

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on December 7, include:

  • Hanukkah Begins - December 7, 2023
  • International Civil Aviation Day 
  • Letter Writing Day 
  • National Cotton Candy Day 
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include December 7, are:

  • Advent - December 3 - 24, 2023
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week - December 3-10
  • Computer Science Education Week - December 4-10, 2023
  • Cookie Cutter Week - December 1-7  (First Week of December)
  • Hanukkah - Evening of December 7, 2023 through Evening of December 15, 2023
  • National Groundwater Awareness Week - December 5-7, 2023
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week - December 3-9, 2023 (First Full Week of December)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 3-9, 2023 (First Full Week of December
  • National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week - December 3-9, 2023
  • Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week - December 3-8, 2023 (First Full Week of December)
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 23, 2023 through January 1, 2024 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 7, 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 7 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

  • 1545 - Henry Stuart, English-Scottish husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1567)
  • 1863 - Richard Warren Sears, American businessman who co-founded Sears (d. 1914)
  • 1904 - Clarence Nash, American voice actor and singer who was the original voice of the Disney cartoon character Donald Duck (d. 1985)
  • 1923 - Ted Knight, American actor and comedian (Mary Tyler Moore Show) (d. 1986)
  • 1956 - Larry Bird, American basketball player and coach who is regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time

Famous Deaths

  • 1894 - Ferdinand de Lesseps, French businessman and diplomat who co-developed the Suez Canal (b. 1805)
  • 1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese kill 2,403 Americans
  • 2004 - Jay Van Andel, American businessman who co-founded Amway (b. 1924)
  • 2020 - Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, American aviator, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot who broke the speed of sound in 1947

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1940 - Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were divorced in 1939, but remarried each other
  • 2003 - Hip-hop singer, Mary J. Blige marries record producer Kendu Isaacs

Quote of the Day

December 7th is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7th is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 

To The Memory of the Gallant Men Here Entombed and Their Shipmates Who Gave Their Lives In Action on December 7, 1941 on The U.S.S. Arizona

December 7th is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
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This Day in History

  • 1703 - Winds up to 120 mph hit the southern part of Great Britain. Named The Great Storm of 1703, 9,000 people die
  • 1776 - Gilbert du Motier, Marguis de Lafayette enters the American military as a Major General
  • 1787 - Delaware becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the United States Constitution
  • 1917 - The United States declares war on Austria and Hungary during World War I
  • 1922 - The Parliament of Northern Ireland votes to stay a part of the United Kingdom
  • 1932 - German born Swiss Physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa
  • 1941 - During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Navy carry out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet, Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 1944 - An earthquake in Japan along the coast of Wakayama Prefecture causes a tsunami which kills 1,223 people
  • 1972 - A photograph of Earth known as The Blue Marble was taken by Apollo 17 on the last Apollo moon mission is one of the most reproduced images in history
The crew of Appolo 17 takes this photo as the leave the Earth. Known as The Blue Marble, it is one of the most reproduced images in history.
  • 1982 - Charles Brooks, Jr., becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States
  • 1993 - Passenger Colin Ferguson kills six people and injures 19 others on the Long Island Rail Road in Nassau County, New York
  • 1995 - The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis
  • 2003 - The Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada merge and are registered officially as The Conservative Party of Canada

This Day in Music

  • 1732 - The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England opens
  • 1963 - Dominique by The Singing Nun hits #1
  • 1996 - Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton hits #1 in the U.S. and remains in the top spot for 11 weeks (video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1907 - Eugene Corri is the 1st referee in a boxing ring
  • 1939 - Lou Gehrig is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, Larisa Latynina of the Soviet Union received 4 gold medals in gymnastics, team, individual all-round title, vault and floor exercise
  • 1963 - Instant replay is used for the first time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the Army-Navy football game
  • 1988 - MLB Texas Rangers sign pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
  • 2020 - Breaking, which is the competitive form of breakdancing will be an Olympic sport at the Paris 2024 Olympic games

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Blunderbuss (noun)

1. An old style of muzzle loading firearm and early form of shotgun with a distinctive short, large caliber barrel that is flared at the muzzle, therefore able to fire scattered quantities of nails, stones, shot, etc at short range: Timothy was excited to find a toy blunderbuss waiting under the Christmas tree.

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