December 14 Holidays, Events & Observances

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December 14 holidays and observances
December 14 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in December, international holidays in December 14, national days in December 14. Some major December 14 national day and International holidays list in December calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of December 14 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have documented the long list of observances on December 14, notable events, national days in December 14, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on December 14 globally.

Month of December

The month of December brings many holidays, feasts, and happenings!Learn all about the 12th month on the calendar, a short history, and what the month is known for! From St. Nicholas Day to the Geminid Meteor Shower to Christmas, it’s a busy month of the year. Just remember to grab a cup of cocoa and relax when you can. 

December is the 12th month (and last month) in our modern-day Gregorian calendar (as it was in the preceding Julian calendar).

However, it was originally the 10th month of the Roman calendar (until 153 BC). Hence, “December” comes from the Latin word decem, meaning “ten.”

Holidays in December

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in December are: National Fritters Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, National Mutt Day | National Mixed Breed Dog Day, Pan American Health Day, Special Education Day, World Computer Literacy Day, National Roof over Your Head Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Make a Gift Day, and more.

December 14 holidays and observances
December 14 Holidays and Observances

December 14 Holidays, National Day

December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 17 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

  • 557 – Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake.
  • 835 – Sweet Dew Incident: Emperor Wenzong of the Tang dynasty conspires to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang court, but the plot is foiled.
  • 1287 – St. Lucia’s flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people.
  • 1542 – Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen of Scots at the age of one week on the death of her father, James V of Scotland.
  • 1751 – The Theresian Military Academy is founded in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
  • 1780 – Founding Father Alexander Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York.
  • 1782 – The Montgolfier brothers first test fly an unmanned hot air balloon in France; it floats nearly 2 km (1.2 mi).
  • 1812 – The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russia.
  • 1814 – War of 1812: The Royal Navy seizes control of Lake Borgne, Louisiana.
  • 1819 – Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
  • 1836 – The Toledo War unofficially ends.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The Confederate victory under General James Longstreet at the Battle of Bean’s Station in East Tennessee ends the Knoxville Campaign, but achieves very little as Longstreet returns to Virginia next spring.
  • 1896 – The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
  • 1900 – Quantum mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.
  • 1902 – The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from San Francisco to Honolulu.
  • 1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  • 1907 – The Thomas W. Lawson, the largest ever ship without a heat engine, runs aground and founders near the Hellweather’s Reef within the Isles of Scilly in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
  • 1909 – New South Wales Premier Charles Wade signs the Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909, formally completing the transfer of State land to the Commonwealth to create the Australian Capital Territory.
  • 1911 – Roald Amundsen’s team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
  • 1913 – Haruna, the fourth and last Kongō-class ship, launches, eventually becoming one of the Japanese workhorses during World War I and World War II.
  • 1914 – Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1918 – Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounces the Finnish throne.
  • 1918 – Portuguese President Sidónio Pais is assassinated.
  • 1918 – The 1918 United Kingdom general election occurs, the first where women were permitted to vote.
  • 1939 – Winter War: The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations for invading Finland.
  • 1940 – Plutonium (specifically Pu-238) is first isolated at Berkeley, California.
  • 1948 – Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann are granted a patent for their cathode-ray tube amusement device, the earliest known interactive electronic game.
  • 1955 – Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ceylon, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania and Spain join the United Nations through United Nations Security Council Resolution 109.
  • 1958 – The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Exp ion becomes the first to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility.
  • 1960 – Convention against Discrimination in Education of UNESCO is adopted.
  • 1962 – NASA’s Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
  • 1963 – The dam containing the Baldwin Hills Reservoir bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1964 – American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Congress can use the Constitution’s Commerce Clause to fight discrimination.
  • 1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: Over 200 of East Pakistans intellectuals are executed by the Pakistan Army and their local allies. (The date is commemorated in Bangladesh as Martyred Intellectuals Day.)
  • 1972 – Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extravehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission.
  • 1981 – Arab–Israeli conflict: Israel’s Knesset ratifies the Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the Golan Heights.
  • 1985 – Wilma Mankiller takes office as the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
  • 1992 – War in Abkhazia: Siege of Tkvarcheli: A helicopter carrying evacuees from Tkvarcheli is shot down, resulting in at least 52 deaths, including 25 children. The incident catalyses more concerted Russian military intervention on behalf of Abkhazia.
  • 1994 – Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river.
  • 1995 – Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by the leaders of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1998 – Yugoslav Wars: The Yugoslav Army ambushes a group of Kosovo Liberation Army fighters attempting to smuggle weapons from Albania into Kosovo, killing 36.
  • 1999 – Torrential rains cause flash floods in Vargas, Venezuela, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, the destruction of thousands of homes, and the complete collapse of the state’s infrastructure.
  • 2003 – Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
  • 2004 – The Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, is formally inaugurated near Millau, France.
  • 2008 – Muntadhar al-Zaidi throws his shoes at then-U.S. President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 2012 – Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Twenty-eight people, including the gunman, are killed in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
  • 2013 – A reported coup attempt in South Sudan leads to continued fighting and hundreds of casualties.
  • 2017 – The Walt Disney Company announces that it would acquire 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox movie studio, for $52.4 billion.
  • 2020 – A total solar eclipse is visible from parts of the South Pacific Ocean, southern South America, and the South Atlantic Ocean.
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Births

  • 1009 – Go-Suzaku, emperor of Japan (d. 1045)
  • 1332 – Frederick III, German nobleman (d. 1381)
  • 1546 – Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and chemist (d. 1601)
  • 1599 – Charles Berkeley, 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge, English politician (d. 1668)
  • 1607 – János Kemény, Hungarian prince (d. 1662)
  • 1625 – Barthélemy d’Herbelot, French orientalist and academic (d. 1695)
  • 1631 – Anne Conway, English philosopher and author (d. 1679)
  • 1640 – Aphra Behn, English playwright and author (d. 1689)
  • 1678 – Daniel Neal, English historian and author (d. 1743)
  • 1720 – Justus Möser, German jurist and theorist (d. 1794)
  • 1730 – Capel Bond, English organist and composer (d. 1790)
  • 1738 – Jan Antonín Koželuh, Czech composer and educator (d. 1814)
  • 1775 – Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (d. 1852)
  • 1775 – Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1860)
  • 1777 – Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone (d. 1839)
  • 1784 – Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1806)
  • 1789 – Maria Szymanowska, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1831)
  • 1791 – Charles Wolfe, Irish priest and poet (d. 1823)
  • 1794 – Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1816 – Abraham Hochmuth, Hungarian rabbi and educator (d. 1889)
  • 1824 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter and illustrator (d. 1898)
  • 1832 – Daniel H. Reynolds, American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1902)
  • 1851 – Mary Tappan Wright, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1916)
  • 1852 – Daniel De Leon, Curaçaoan-American journalist and politician (d. 1914)
  • 1853 – Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist and revolutionary socialist (d. 1932)
  • 1856 – Louis Marshall, American lawyer and activist (d. 1929)
  • 1866 – Roger Fry, English painter and critic (d. 1934)
  • 1870 – Karl Renner, Austrian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Austria (d. 1950)
  • 1881 – Katherine MacDonald, American actress and producer (d. 1956)
  • 1883 – Manolis Kalomiris, Greek pianist and composer (d. 1962)
  • 1883 – Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, developed aikido (d. 1969)
  • 1884 – Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950)
  • 1887 – Xul Solar, Argentinian painter and sculptor (d. 1963)
  • 1894 – Alexander Nelke, Estonian-American painter and carpenter (d. 1974)
  • 1895 – George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952)
  • 1895 – Paul Éluard, French poet and author (d. 1952)
  • 1896 – Jimmy Doolittle, American general and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • 1897 – Kurt Schuschnigg, Italian-Austrian lawyer and politician, 15th Federal Chancellor of Austria (d. 1977)
  • 1897 – Margaret Chase Smith, American educator and politician (d. 1995)
  • 1899 – DeFord Bailey, American Hall of Fame country and blues musician (d. 1982)
  • 1901 – Henri Cochet, French tennis player (d. 1987)
  • 1901 – Paul of Greece (d. 1964)
  • 1902 – Frances Bavier, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1902 – Herbert Feigl, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1988)
  • 1903 – Walter Rangeley, English sprinter (d. 1982)
  • 1904 – Virginia Coffey, American civil rights activist (d. 2003)
  • 1908 – Morey Amsterdam, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1908 – Claude Davey, Welsh rugby player (d. 2001)
  • 1908 – Mária Szepes, Hungarian journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1909 – Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1911 – Spike Jones, American singer and bandleader (d. 1965)
  • 1911 – Hans von Ohain, German-American physicist and engineer (d. 1998)
  • 1911 – Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, Greek-Polish swimmer and water polo player (d. 1943)
  • 1914 – Karl Carstens, German lieutenant and politician, 5th President of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1914 – Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichord player (d. 2003)
  • 1915 – Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (d. 1978)
  • 1916 – Shirley Jackson, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1965)
  • 1917 – C.-H. Hermansson, Swedish author and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1917 – Elyse Knox, American actress and fashion designer (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – June Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)
  • 1918 – James T. Aubrey, American broadcaster (d. 1994)
  • 1918 – Radu Beligan, Romanian actor and director (d. 2016)
  • 1918 – B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (d. 2014)
  • 1920 – Clark Terry, American trumpet player, composer, and educator (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
  • 1922 – Don Hewitt, American journalist and producer, created 60 Minutes (d. 2009)
  • 1922 – Junior J. Spurrier, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1984)
  • 1923 – Gerard Reve, Dutch-Belgian author and poet (d. 2006)
  • 1924 – Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1988)
  • 1925 – Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1927 – Richard Cassilly, American tenor and actor (d. 1998)
  • 1927 – Koos Rietkerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior (d. 1986)
  • 1929 – Ron Jarden, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1977)
  • 1930 – David R. Harris, English geographer, anthropologist, and archaeologist (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Margaret Bakkes, South African author (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Jon Elia, Pakistani philosopher, poet, and scholar (d. 2002)
  • 1931 – Vladimir-Georg Karassev-Orgusaar, Estonian director and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1932 – George Furth, American actor and playwright (d. 2008)
  • 1932 – Abbe Lane, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1932 – Charlie Rich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1934 – Shyam Benegal, Indian director and screenwriter
  • 1934 – Charlie Hodge, American guitarist and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1935 – Lewis Arquette, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1935 – Lee Remick, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1938 – Leonardo Boff, Brazilian theologian and author
  • 1938 – Charlie Griffith, Barbadian cricketer
  • 1939 – Ann Cryer, English academic and politician
  • 1939 – Ernie Davis, American football player (d. 1963)
  • 1940 – Lex Gold, Scottish footballer and civil servant
  • 1941 – Karan Armstrong, American soprano and actress
  • 1941 – Ellen Willis, American journalist, critic, and academic (d. 2006)
  • 1942 – Chris Harris, English actor and director (d. 2014)
  • 1942 – Dick Wagner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1943 – Tommy McAvoy, Scottish politician
  • 1943 – Emmett Tyrrell, American journalist, author, and publisher, founded The American Spectator
  • 1944 – Graham Kirkham, Baron Kirkham, English businessman, founded DFS
  • 1944 – Denis Thwaites, English professional footballer murdered in the 2015 Sousse attacks (d. 2015)
  • 1946 – Antony Beevor, English historian and author
  • 1946 – Jane Birkin, English-French actress and singer
  • 1946 – John Du Prez, English conductor and composer
  • 1946 – Patty Duke, American actress (d. 2016)
  • 1946 – Ruth Fuchs, German javelin thrower and politician
  • 1946 – Peter Lorimer, Scottish footballer (d. 2021)
  • 1946 – Michael Ovitz, American talent agent, co-founded Creative Artists Agency
  • 1946 – Stan Smith, American tennis player and coach
  • 1946 – Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer
  • 1947 – Christopher Parkening, American guitarist and educator
  • 1947 – Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian economist and politician, 36th President of Brazil
  • 1948 – Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (d. 1982)
  • 1948 – Kim Beazley, Australian politician and diplomat, 9th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1948 – Boudewijn Büch, Dutch author, poet, and television host (d. 2002)
  • 1948 – Peeter Kreitzberg, Estonian lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
  • 1949 – Bill Buckner, American baseball player and manager (d. 2019)
  • 1949 – Cliff Williams, Australian bass player
  • 1951 – Jan Timman, Dutch chess player and author
  • 1952 – John Lurie, American actor, saxophonist, painter, director, and producer
  • 1953 – Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Wade Davis, Canadian anthropologist, author, and photographer
  • 1953 – René Eespere, Estonian composer
  • 1953 – Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician, 4th Greek Minister for National Defence
  • 1953 – Mikael Odenberg, Swedish soldier and politician, 29th Swedish Minister for Defence
  • 1954 – Alan Kulwicki, American race car driver (d. 1993)
  • 1954 – Steve MacLean, Canadian physicist and astronaut
  • 1955 – Jane Crafter, Australian golfer
  • 1955 – Jill Pipher, American mathematician and academic
  • 1956 – Linda Fabiani, Scottish politician
  • 1956 – Hanni Wenzel, German skier
  • 1958 – Mike Scott, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Spider Stacy, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1959 – Bob Paris, American-Canadian bodybuilder and actor
  • 1959 – Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
  • 1960 – Don Franklin, American actor
  • 1960 – Chris Waddle, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Diane Williams, American sprinter
  • 1960 – James Comey, 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1961 – Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (d. 2014)
  • 1961 – Patrik Sundström, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1963 – Greg Abbott, English footballer and manager
  • 1963 – Diana Gansky, German discus thrower
  • 1965 – Craig Biggio, American baseball player and coach
  • 1965 – Ken Hill, American baseball player
  • 1965 – Ted Raimi, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian race car driver
  • 1966 – Anthony Mason, American basketball player (d. 2015)
  • 1966 – Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish academic and politician, 41st Prime Minister of Denmark
  • 1966 – Bill Ranford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1966 – Tim Sköld, Swedish bass player and producer
  • 1967 – Ewa Białołęcka, Polish author
  • 1967 – Hanne Haugland, Norwegian high jumper and coach
  • 1968 – Kelley Armstrong, Canadian author
  • 1969 – Scott Hatteberg, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Archie Kao, American actor and producer
  • 1969 – Arthur Numan, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Natascha McElhone, English-Irish actress
  • 1970 – Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1970 – Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Michaela Watkins, American actor and comedian
  • 1972 – Miranda Hart, English actress
  • 1972 – Marcus Jensen, American baseball player and coach
  • 1973 – Falk Balzer, German hurdler
  • 1973 – Pat Burke, Irish basketball player
  • 1973 – Tomasz Radzinski, Polish-Canadian footballer
  • 1973 – Saulius Štombergas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
  • 1974 – Billy Koch, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Justin Furstenfeld, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1975 – Ben Kay, English rugby player
  • 1976 – Tammy Blanchard, American actress and singer
  • 1976 – Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • 1976 – Sebastien Chaule, French-German rugby player
  • 1976 – André Couto, Portuguese race car driver
  • 1976 – Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer
  • 1977 – Brendan Nash, Australian-Jamaican cricketer
  • 1977 – Jamie Peacock, English rugby player and manager
  • 1978 – Dean Brogan, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1978 – Shedrack Kibet Korir, Kenyan runner
  • 1978 – Zdeněk Pospěch, Czech footballer
  • 1978 – Patty Schnyder, Swiss tennis player
  • 1978 – Kim St-Pierre, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
  • 1979 – Andrei Makrov, Estonian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Sophie Monk, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1979 – Michael Owen, English footballer and sportscaster
  • 1979 – Rocc, Slovenian opera stage director and designer
  • 1980 – Gordon Greer, Scottish footballer
  • 1980 – Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer
  • 1980 – Thed Björk, Swedish race car driver
  • 1981 – Rebecca Jarvis, American journalist
  • 1981 – Johnny Jeter, American wrestler
  • 1981 – Liam Lawrence, Irish footballer
  • 1981 – Shaun Marcum, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Josh Fields, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Steve Sidwell, English footballer
  • 1982 – Anthony Way, English singer and actor
  • 1983 – Leanne Mitchell, English singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1984 – Rana Daggubati, Indian actor and producer
  • 1984 – Ed Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1985 – Jakub Błaszczykowski, Polish footballer
  • 1985 – Alex Pennie, Welsh keyboard player
  • 1985 – Paul Rabil, American lacrosse player
  • 1985 – Tom Smith, English-Welsh rugby player
  • 1985 – Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1987 – Kenneth Medwood, Belizean-American hurdler
  • 1988 – Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
  • 1988 – Nate Ebner, American football player
  • 1988 – Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer
  • 1988 – Hayato Sakamoto, Japanese baseball player
  • 1989 – Sam Burgess, English rugby league player
  • 1989 – Pedro Roberto Silva Botelho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989 – Onew, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1991 – Ben Henry, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1991 – Offset, American rapper
  • 1992 – Tori Kelly, American singer-songwriter
  • 1992 – Ryo Miyaichi, Japanese footballer
  • 1993 – Antonio Giovinazzi, Italian race car driver
  • 1995 – Calvyn Justus, South African swimmer
  • 1996 – Li Zijun, Chinese figure skater
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Deaths

  • 618 – Xue Rengao, emperor of Qin
  • 648 – John III of the Sedre, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
  • 704 – Aldfrith, king of Northumbria (or 705)
  • 872 – Pope Adrian II (b. 792)
  • 1077 – Agnes of Poitou, Holy Roman Empress and regent (b. c. 1025)
  • 1293 – Al-Ashraf Khalil, Mamluk sultan of Egypt
  • 1311 – Margaret of Brabant, German queen consort (b. 1276)
  • 1332 – Rinchinbal Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1326)
  • 1359 – Cangrande II della Scala, Lord of Verona (b. 1332)
  • 1417 – John Oldcastle, English Lollard leader
  • 1460 – Guarino da Verona, Italian scholar and translator (b. 1370)
  • 1480 – Niccolò Perotti, humanist scholar (b. 1429)
  • 1503 – Sten Sture the Elder, regent of Sweden (b. 1440)
  • 1510 – Friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)
  • 1542 – James V of Scotland (b. 1512)
  • 1591 – John of the Cross, Spanish priest and saint (b. 1542)
  • 1595 – Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (b. 1535)
  • 1624 – Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English politician, Lord High Admiral (b. 1536)
  • 1651 – Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar (b. 1582)
  • 1715 – Thomas Tenison, English archbishop (b. 1636)
  • 1735 – Thomas Tanner, English bishop and historian (b. 1674)
  • 1741 – Charles Rollin, French historian and educator (b. 1661)
  • 1785 – Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Italian painter and engraver (b. 1727)
  • 1788 – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German pianist and composer (b. 1714)
  • 1788 – Charles III of Spain (b. 1716)
  • 1799 – George Washington, American general and politician, 1st President of the United States (b. 1732)
  • 1831 – Martin Baum, American businessman and politician, 5th Mayor of Cincinnati (b. 1765)
  • 1838 – Jean-Olivier Chénier, Canadian physician (b. 1806)
  • 1842 – Ben Crack-O, king of several tribes around Cape Palmas
  • 1860 – George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Scottish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1784)
  • 1861 – Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (b. 1819)
  • 1865 – Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist and mineralogist (b. 1794)
  • 1873 – Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American zoologist and geologist (b. 1807)
  • 1878 – Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (b. 1843)
  • 1912 – Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis, English lieutenant and explorer (b. 1887)
  • 1917 – Phil Waller, Welsh rugby player (b. 1889)
  • 1920 – George Gipp, American football player (b. 1895)
  • 1927 – Julian Sochocki, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1842)
  • 1929 – Henry B. Jackson, British admiral (b. 1855)
  • 1935 – Stanley G. Weinbaum, American author (b. 1902)
  • 1937 – Fabián de la Rosa, Filipino painter and educator (b. 1869)
  • 1940 – Anton Korošec, Slovenian priest and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1872)
  • 1943 – John Harvey Kellogg, American physician and businessman, co-invented corn flakes (b. 1852)
  • 1944 – Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (b. 1908)
  • 1947 – Stanley Baldwin, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1867)
  • 1947 – Edward Higgins, English-American 3rd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1864)
  • 1953 – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author and academic (b. 1896)
  • 1956 – Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Finnish lawyer and politician, 7th President of Finland (b. 1870)
  • 1963 – Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist (b. 1924)
  • 1964 – William Bendix, American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1970 – Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician, German Reich Minister of Justice (b. 1876)
  • 1971 – Mufazzal Haider Chaudhury, Bangladeshi linguist and scholar (b. 1926)
  • 1971 – Munier Choudhury, Bangladeshi author, playwright, and critic (b. 1925)
  • 1971 – Shahidullah Kaiser, Bangladeshi journalist and author (b. 1927)
  • 1974 – Walter Lippmann, American journalist and author (b. 1889)
  • 1975 – Arthur Treacher, English-American entertainer (b. 1894)
  • 1978 – Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish historian and diplomat, co-founded the College of Europe (b. 1886)
  • 1980 – Elston Howard, American baseball player and coach (b. 1929)
  • 1984 – Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
  • 1985 – Catherine Doherty, Russian-Canadian activist, founded the Madonna House Apostolate (b. 1896)
  • 1985 – Roger Maris, American baseball player and coach (b. 1934)
  • 1989 – Jock Mahoney, American actor and stuntman (b. 1919)
  • 1989 – Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
  • 1990 – Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss author and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 1990 – Paula Nenette Pepin, French composer, pianist and lyricist (b. 1908)
  • 1991 – Robert Eddison, Japanese-English actor (b. 1908)
  • 1993 – Jeff Alm, American football player (b. 1968)
  • 1993 – Myrna Loy, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1994 – Orval Faubus, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1910)
  • 1995 – G. C. Edmondson, American soldier and author (b. 1922)
  • 1996 – Gaston Miron, Canadian poet and author (b. 1928)
  • 1997 – Stubby Kaye, American actor and comedian (b. 1918)
  • 1997 – Emily Cheney Neville, American author (b. 1919)
  • 1997 – Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 1998 – Norman Fell, American actor and comedian (b. 1924)
  • 1998 – A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., American lawyer, judge, and activist (b. 1928)
  • 1998 – Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1924)
  • 2001 – W. G. Sebald, German novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1944)
  • 2003 – Jeanne Crain, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2003 – Blas Ople, Filipino journalist and politician, 21st President of the Senate of the Philippines (b. 1927)
  • 2003 – Frank Sheeran, American union leader and mobster (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • 2004 – Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2006 – Anton Balasingham, Sri Lankan-English strategist and negotiator (b. 1938)
  • 2006 – Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish-American composer and producer, co-founded Atlantic Records (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Mike Evans, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1949)
  • 2009 – Alan A’Court, English footballer and manager (b. 1934)
  • 2010 – Timothy Davlin, American politician, Mayor of Springfield (b. 1957)
  • 2010 – Neva Patterson, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2010 – Dale Roberts, English footballer (b. 1986)
  • 2011 – Joe Simon, American author and illustrator (b. 1913)
  • 2011 – Billie Jo Spears, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – John Graham, English general (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Edward Jones, American police officer and politician (b. 1950)
  • 2012 – Victoria Leigh Soto, American educator (b. 1985)
  • 2013 – Janet Dailey, American author (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – C. N. Karunakaran, Indian painter and illustrator (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Dennis Lindley, English statistician and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Peter O’Toole, British-Irish actor (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – George Rodrigue, American painter (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Theo Colborn, American zoologist and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Irene Dalis, American soprano and pianist (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Louis Alphonse Koyagialo, Congolese politician, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Bess Myerson, American model, activist, game show panelist and television personality; Miss America 1945 (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Fred Thurston, American football player (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Terry Backer, American soldier and politician (b. 1954)
  • 2015 – Glen Sonmor, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Vadym Tyshchenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1963)
  • 2015 – Lillian Vernon, German-American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Lillian Vernon Company (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Paulo Evaristo Arns, Brazilian cardinal (b. 1921)
  • 2016 – Bernard Fox, Welsh actor (b. 1927)
  • 2017 – Yu Kwang-chung, Chinese writer (b. 1928)
  • 2019 – Chuy Bravo, Mexican-American comedian and actor (b. 1956)
  • 2020 – Gérard Houllier, French Football manager (b. 1947)
Dont Miss!   December 2 Holidays, Events & Observances

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Folcwin
    • John of the Cross
    • John III of the Sedre (Syriac Orthodox Church)
    • Matronian
    • Nicasius of Rheims
    • Nimatullah Kassab (Maronite Church)
    • Spyridon (Western Church)
    • Venantius Fortunatus
    • December 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Alabama Day (Alabama)
  • Forty-seven Ronin Remembrance Day (Sengaku-ji, Tokyo)
  • Martyred Intellectuals Day (Bangladesh)
  • Monkey Day

  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • Historical Events on December 14
  • Today in Canadian History

December 14 Day, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of December (December 14 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic December 14 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more December events, December holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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