On This Day: December 21st
This is 355th day of the year and 10 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—23 Kislev 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 26th day of the 11th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.
1879–1953, Soviet Communist Leader.
Frank Zapparock musician , composer, and pianist
Samuel L. Jacksonactor
Chris Everttennis player
Ray Romanocomedian, actor
Jackie Stilesbasketball player
Josh Gibsonbaseball player
Dame Rebecca Westnovelist and critic
Henrietta SzoldZionist leader
Michael Tilson Thomasconductor, composer, and pianist
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.