December 6 Holidays, Events & Observances

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December 6 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are December 6 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; December 6 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on December 6.

December 6 holidays and observances
December 6 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in December, international holidays in December 6, national days in December 6. Some major December 6 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 6 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 6, notable events, national days in December 6, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on December 6 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 6 holidays and observances
December 6 Holidays and Observances

December 6 Holidays, National Day

December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 25 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

  • 963 – Pope Leo VIII is appointed to the office of Protonotary and begins his papacy as antipope of Rome.
  • 1060 – Béla I is crowned king of Hungary.
  • 1240 – Mongol invasion of Rus’: Kyiv under Daniel of Galicia and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan.
  • 1492 – After exploring island of Cuba for gold, surmising it for Japan, Columbus lands on island similar to Castile, naming it Hispaniola.
  • 1534 – The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
  • 1648 – Colonel Thomas Pride of the New Model Army purges the Long Parliament of MPs sympathetic to King Charles I of England, in order for the King’s trial to go ahead; came to be known as “Pride’s Purge”.
  • 1704 – Battle of Chamkaur: During the Mughal-Sikh Wars, an outnumbered Sikh Khalsa defeats a Mughal army.
  • 1745 – Charles Edward Stuart’s army begins retreat during the second Jacobite Rising.
  • 1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia.
  • 1865 – Georgia ratifies the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1882 – Transit of Venus, second and last of the 19th century.
  • 1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.
  • 1897 – London becomes the world’s first city to host licensed taxicabs.
  • 1904 – Theodore Roosevelt articulated his “Corollary” to the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the U.S. would intervene in the Western Hemisphere should Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable.
  • 1907 – A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia, kills 362 workers.
  • 1912 – The Nefertiti Bust is discovered.
  • 1916 – World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
  • 1917 – Finland declares independence from the Russian Empire.
  • 1917 – Halifax Explosion: A munitions explosion near Halifax, Nova Scotia kills more than 1,900 people in the largest artificial explosion up to that time.
  • 1917 – World War I: USS Jacob Jones is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it is torpedoed by German submarine SM U-53.
  • 1921 – The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives.
  • 1922 – One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
  • 1928 – The government of Colombia sends military forces to suppress a month-long strike by United Fruit Company workers, resulting in an unknown number of deaths.
  • 1933 – U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is not obscene.
  • 1941 – World War II: Camp X opens in Canada to begin training Allied Secret Agents for the War.
  • 1956 – A violent water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
  • 1957 – Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
  • 1967 – Adrian Kantrowitz performs the first human heart transplant in the United States.
  • 1969 – Altamont Free Concert: At a free concert performed by the Rolling Stones, eighteen-year old Mer h Hunter is stabbed to death by Hells Angels security guards.
  • 1971 – Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India, initiating the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
  • 1973 – The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387–35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92–3.)
  • 1975 – The Troubles: Fleeing from the police, a Provisional IRA unit takes a British couple hostage in their flat on Balcombe Street, London, beginning a six-day siege.
  • 1977 – South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
  • 1978 – Spain ratifies the Spanish Constitution of 1978 in a referendum.
  • 1982 – The Troubles: The Irish National Liberation Army bombs a pub frequented by British soldiers in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, killing eleven soldiers and six civilians.
  • 1989 – The École Polytechnique massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.
  • 1990 – A military jet of the Italian Air Force, abandoned by its pilot after an on-board fire, crashed into a high school near Bologna, Italy, killing 12 students and injuring 88 other people.
  • 1991 – Yugoslav Wars: In Croatia, forces of the Serb-dominated Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) bombard Dubrovnik after laying siege to the city for seven months.
  • 1992 – The Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, India, is demolished, leading to widespread riots causing the death of over 1,500 people.
  • 1997 – A Russian Antonov An-124 Ruslan cargo plane crashes into an apartment complex near Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 67.
  • 1998 – in Venezuela, Hugo Chávez is victorious in presidential elections.
  • 1999 – A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc.: The Recording Industry Association of America sues the peer-to-peer file-sharing service Napster, alleging copyright infringement.
  • 2005 – An Iranian Air Force C-130 military transport aircraft crashes into a ten-floor apartment building in a residential area of Tehran, killing all 94 on board and 12 more on the ground.
  • 2006 – NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
  • 2015 – Venezuelan parliamentary election: For the first time in 17 years, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela loses its majority in parliament.
  • 2017 – Donald Trump’s administration officially announces the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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Births

  • 846 – Hasan al-Askari, Arabian 11th of the Twelve Imams (d. 874)
  • 1285 – Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312)
  • 1421 – Henry VI of England (d. 1471)
  • 1478 – Baldassare Castiglione, Italian courtier, diplomat, and author (d. 1529)
  • 1520 – Barbara Radziwiłł, queen of Poland (d. 1551)
  • 1545 – Janus Dousa, Dutch historian and noble (d. 1604)
  • 1586 – Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer and physicist (d. 1670)
  • 1592 – William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle (d. 1676)
  • 1608 – George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1670)
  • 1637 – Edmund Andros, English courtier and politician, 4th Colonial Governor of New York (d. 1714)
  • 1640 – Claude Fleury, French historian and author (d. 1723)
  • 1642 – Johann Christoph Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1703)
  • 1645 – Maria de Dominici, Maltese sculptor and painter (d. 1703)
  • 1685 – Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (d. 1712)
  • 1721 – Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French minister and politician (d. 1794)
  • 1721 – James Elphinston, Scottish philologist and linguist (d. 1809)
  • 1752 – Gabriel Duvall, American jurist and politician (d. 1844)
  • 1778 – Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)
  • 1792 – William II of the Netherlands (d. 1849)
  • 1803 – Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony (d. 1829)
  • 1805 – Richard Hanson, English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of South Australia (d. 1876)
  • 1812 – Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1884)
  • 1823 – Max Müller, German-English philologist and orientalist (d. 1900)
  • 1827 – William Arnott, Australian biscuit manufacturer and founder of Arnott’s Biscuits (d. 1901)
  • 1833 – John S. Mosby, American colonel (d. 1916)
  • 1835 – Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig, German chemist (d. 1910)
  • 1841 – Frédéric Bazille, French painter and soldier (d. 1870)
  • 1848 – Johann Palisa, Austrian astronomer (d. 1925)
  • 1849 – August von Mackensen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1853 – Hans Molisch, Czech-Austrian botanist and academic (d. 1937)
  • 1853 – Haraprasad Shastri, Indian historian and scholar (d. 1931)
  • 1863 – Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and engineer (d. 1914)
  • 1872 – Arthur Henry Adams, Australian journalist and author (d. 1936)
  • 1872 – William S. Hart, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1946)
  • 1875 – Albert Bond Lambert, American golfer and pilot (d. 1946)
  • 1875 – Evelyn Underhill, English mystic and author (d. 1941)
  • 1876 – Fred Duesenberg, German-American businessman, co-founded the Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Company (d. 1932)
  • 1878 – Elvia Carrillo Puerto, Mexican politician (d. 1968)
  • 1882 – Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (d. 1954)
  • 1884 – Cornelia Meigs, American author, playwright, and academic (d. 1973)
  • 1886 – Joyce Kilmer, American soldier, author, and poet (d. 1918)
  • 1887 – Lynn Fontanne, British actress (d. 1983)
  • 1887 – Joseph Lamb, American pianist and composer (d. 1960)
  • 1888 – Will Hay, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1949)
  • 1890 – Dion Fortune, Welsh occultist, psychologist, and author (d. 1946)
  • 1890 – Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist and academic (d. 1951)
  • 1890 – Rudolf Schlichter, German painter and illustrator (d. 1955)
  • 1892 – Osbert Sitwell, English-Italian captain, poet, and author (d. 1969)
  • 1893 – Homer N. Wallin, American admiral (d. 1984)
  • 1893 – Sylvia Townsend Warner, English author and poet (d. 1978)
  • 1896 – Ira Gershwin, American songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1898 – Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photographer and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1898 – John McDonald, Scottish-Australian politician, 37th Premier of Victoria (d. 1977)
  • 1898 – Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1898 – Winifred Lenihan, American actress, writer, and director (d. 1964)
  • 1900 – Agnes Moorehead, American actress (d. 1974)
  • 1901 – Eliot Porter, American photographer and academic (d. 1990)
  • 1903 – Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player and manager (d. 1946)
  • 1904 – Ève Curie, French-American journalist and pianist (d. 2007)
  • 1905 – Elizabeth Yates, American journalist and author (d. 2001)
  • 1907 – John Barkley Rosser Sr., American logician (d. 1989)
  • 1908 – Pierre Graber, Swiss lawyer and politician, 69th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2003)
  • 1908 – Baby Face Nelson, American gangster (d. 1934)
  • 1908 – Miklós Szabó, Hungarian runner (d. 2000)
  • 1908 – Herta Freitag, Austrian-American mathematician (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Rulon Jeffs, American religious leader (d. 2002)
  • 1909 – Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1996)
  • 1910 – David M. Potter, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1971)
  • 1913 – Karl Haas, German-American pianist, conductor, and radio host (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Eleanor Holm, American swimmer and actress (d. 2004)
  • 1914 – Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1916 – Yekaterina Budanova, Russian captain and pilot (d. 1943)
  • 1916 – Kristján Eldjárn, Icelandic educator and politician, 3rd President of Iceland (d. 1982)
  • 1916 – Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and producer (d. 1986)
  • 1917 – Dean Hess, American minister and colonel (d. 2015)
  • 1917 – Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese lawyer and politician (d. 1977)
  • 1917 – Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Tauba Biterman, Polish Holocaust survivor (d. 2019)
  • 1919 – Skippy Baxter, Canadian-American figure skater and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1919 – Paul de Man, Belgian-born philosopher, literary critic and theorist (d. 1983)
  • 1920 – Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Peter Dimmock, English sportscaster and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1920 – George Porter, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1921 – Otto Graham, American football player and coach (d. 2003)
  • 1921 – Piero Piccioni, Italian lawyer, pianist, and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1921 – George Beurling, Canadian WW2 fighter pilot (d. 1948)
  • 1922 – John Brunt, English captain, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944)
  • 1922 – Benjamin A. Gilman, American soldier and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1924 – Wally Cox, American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1927 – Jim Fuchs, American shot putter and discus thrower (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Bobby Van, American actor, dancer, and singer (d. 1980)
  • 1929 – Philippe Bouvard, French journalist and radio host
  • 1929 – Nikolaus Harnoncourt, German-Austrian cellist and conductor (d. 2016)
  • 1929 – Frank Springer, American comic book illustrator (d. 2009)
  • 1929 – Alain Tanner, Swiss director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1930 – Daniel Lisulo, Zambian banker and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Zambia (d. 2000)
  • 1931 – Zeki Müren, Turkish singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1996)
  • 1932 – Kamleshwar, Indian author, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – Henryk Górecki, Polish composer and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1933 – Donald J. Kutyna, American general
  • 1934 – Nick Bockwinkel, American wrestler, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1935 – Jean Lapointe, Canadian actor, singer, and politician
  • 1936 – Bill Ashton, English saxophonist and composer
  • 1936 – David Ossman, American writer and comedian
  • 1936 – Kenneth Copeland, American evangelist and author
  • 1937 – Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian-American soccer player (d. 2006)
  • 1938 – Patrick Bauchau, Belgian-American actor
  • 1939 – Franco Carraro, Italian politician and sports administrator
  • 1940 – Lawrence Bergman, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1940 – Richard Edlund, American visual effects designer and cinematographer
  • 1941 – Helen Cornelius, American country singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1941 – Richard Speck, American murderer (d. 1991)
  • 1941 – Bruce Nauman, American sculptor and illustrator
  • 1941 – Bill Thomas, American academic and politician
  • 1942 – Peter Handke, Austrian author and playwright
  • 1942 – Robb Royer, American guitarist, keyboard player, and songwriter
  • 1943 – Mike Smith, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1943 – Keith West, English rock singer-songwriter and music producer
  • 1944 – Jonathan King, English singer-songwriter, record producer, music entrepreneur, television/radio presenter, and convicted sex offender
  • 1945 – Shekhar Kapur, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Frankie Beverly, American soul/funk singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
  • 1946 – Willy van der Kuijlen, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2021)
  • 1947 – Lawrence Cannon, Canadian businessman and politician, 9th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1947 – Henk van Woerden, Dutch-South African painter and author (d. 2005)
  • 1947 – Miroslav Vitouš, Czech-American bassist and songwriter
  • 1948 – Jean-Paul Ngoupandé, Central African politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1948 – Don Nickles, American businessman and politician
  • 1948 – Keke Rosberg, Finnish racing driver
  • 1948 – JoBeth Williams, American actress
  • 1949 – Linda Barnes, American author, playwright, and educator
  • 1949 – Linda Creed, American singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1949 – Doug Marlette, American author and cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • 1949 – Peter Willey, English cricketer and umpire
  • 1950 – Guy Drut, French hurdler and politician
  • 1950 – Joe Hisaishi, Japanese pianist, composer, and conductor
  • 1950 – Helen Liddell, Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, Scottish journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
  • 1951 – Wendy Ellis Somes, English ballerina and producer
  • 1951 – Maurice Hope, Caribbean-English boxer
  • 1952 – Nicolas Bréhal, French author and critic (d. 1999)
  • 1952 – Craig Newmark, American computer programmer and entrepreneur; founded Craigslist
  • 1952 – Shio Satō, Japanese illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1953 – Sue Carroll, English journalist (d. 2011)
  • 1953 – Gary Goodman, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1953 – Geoff Hoon, English academic and politician, Minister of State for Europe
  • 1953 – Tom Hulce, American actor
  • 1953 – Masami Kurumada, Japanese author and illustrator
  • 1954 – Nicola De Maria, Italian painter
  • 1954 – Chris Stamey, American singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer
  • 1955 – Anne Begg, Scottish educator and politician
  • 1955 – Rick Buckler, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1955 – Graeme Hughes, Australian cricketer, rugby league player, and sportscaster
  • 1955 – Tony Woodcock, English footballer
  • 1955 – Steven Wright, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Peter Buck, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1956 – Hans Kammerlander, Italian mountaineer and guide
  • 1956 – Randy Rhoads, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1982)
  • 1957 – Adrian Borland, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1958 – Nick Park, English animator, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Stephen Hepburn, English politician
  • 1959 – Satoru Iwata, Japanese game programmer and businessman (d. 2015)
  • 1959 – Stephen Muggleton, English computer scientist and engineer
  • 1959 – Deborah Estrin, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1960 – Masahiko Katsuya, Japanese journalist and photographer (d. 2018)
  • 1961 – David Lovering, American drummer
  • 1961 – Jonathan Melvoin, American musician (d. 1996)
  • 1961 – Manuel Reuter, German race car driver
  • 1962 – Ben Watt, English singer-songwriter, musician, author, DJ, and radio presenter
  • 1963 – Ulrich Thomsen, Danish actor and producer
  • 1964 – Mall Nukke, Estonian painter
  • 1965 – Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1966 – Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete
  • 1966 – Per-Ulrik Johansson, Swedish golfer
  • 1967 – Judd Apatow, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Arnaldo Mesa, Cuban boxer (d. 2012)
  • 1967 – Helen Greiner, American businesswoman and engineer
  • 1968 – Akihiro Yano, Japanese baseball player
  • 1969 – Torri Higginson, Canadian actress
  • 1970 – Ulf Ekberg, Swedish singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1970 – Adrian Fenty, American lawyer and politician, 6th Mayor of the District of Columbia
  • 1970 – Mark Reckless, English politician
  • 1970 – Jeff Rouse, American swimmer
  • 1971 – Craig Brewer, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Richard Krajicek, Dutch tennis player
  • 1971 – Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese singer and voice actor
  • 1971 – Carole Thate, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1972 – Heather Mizeur, American lawyer and politician
  • 1972 – Rick Short, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Jens Pulver, American mixed martial artist and boxer
  • 1974 – Nick Stajduhar, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Noel Clarke, English actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1975 – Adrian García Arias, Mexican footballer
  • 1977 – Kevin Cash, American baseball player and coach
  • 1977 – Andrew Flintoff, English cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer
  • 1978 – Chris Başak, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Darrell Jackson, American football player
  • 1978 – Ramiro Pez, Argentine rugby player
  • 1979 – Tim Cahill, Australian footballer
  • 1980 – Danielle Downey, American golfer and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1980 – Steve Lovell, English footballer
  • 1980 – Carlos Takam, Cameroonian-French boxer
  • 1981 – Federico Balzaretti, Italian footballer
  • 1982 – Robbie Gould, American football player
  • 1982 – Ryan Carnes, American actor and producer
  • 1982 – Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist
  • 1982 – Sean Ervine, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1982 – Aaron Sandilands, Australian footballer
  • 1982 – Susie Wolff, Scottish race car driver
  • 1984 – Syndric Steptoe, American football player
  • 1984 – Nora Kirkpatrick, American actress and musician
  • 1984 – Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland
  • 1985 – Shannon Bobbitt, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Aristeidis Grigoriadis, Greek swimmer
  • 1985 – Rudra Pratap Singh, Indian cricketer
  • 1986 – Sean Edwards, English race car driver (d. 2013)
  • 1986 – Matt Niskanen, American ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Adam Eaton, American baseball player
  • 1988 – Sandra Nurmsalu, Estonian singer and violinist
  • 1988 – Nils Petersen, German footballer
  • 1988 – Nobunaga Shimazaki, Japanese voice actor
  • 1988 – Ravindra Jadeja, Indian cricketer
  • 1989 – Felix Schiller, German footballer
  • 1990 – Tamira Paszek, Austrian tennis player
  • 1991 – Milica Mandić, Serbian taekwondo athlete, two-time Olympic champion
  • 1991 – Coco Vandeweghe, American tennis player
  • 1992 – Britt Assombalonga, Congolese footballer
  • 1992 – Johnny Manziel, American football player
  • 1993 – Jasprit Bumrah, Indian cricketer
  • 1993 – Pedro Rafael Amado Mendes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1993 – Tautau Moga, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
  • 1994 – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greek basketball player
  • 1994 – Shreyas Iyer, Indian cricketer
  • 1994 – Wakatakakage Atsushi, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1996 – Davide Calabria, Italian football player
  • 1998 – Angelīna Kučvaļska, Latvian figure skater
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Deaths

  • 343 – Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (b. 270)
  • 735 – Prince Toneri of Japan (b. 676)
  • 762 – Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, Arab rebel leader (b. 710)
  • 1185 – Afonso I of Portugal (b. 1109)
  • 1305 – Maximus, Metropolitan of Kyiv
  • 1306 – Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk (b. 1270)
  • 1352 – Pope Clement VI (b. 1291)
  • 1562 – Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter (b. 1495)
  • 1616 – Ahmad Ibn al-Qadi, Moroccan writer, judge and mathematician (b. 1552)
  • 1618 – Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)
  • 1658 – Baltasar Gracián, Spanish priest and author (b. 1601)
  • 1675 – John Lightfoot, English priest, scholar, and academic (b. 1602)
  • 1686 – Eleonora Gonzaga, Queen consort of Ferdinand III (b. 1630)
  • 1716 – Benedictus Buns, Dutch priest and composer (b. 1642)
  • 1718 – Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (b. 1674)
  • 1746 – Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1665)
  • 1771 – Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist and pathologist (b. 1682)
  • 1779 – Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (b. 1699)
  • 1788 – Jonathan Shipley, English bishop (b. 1714)
  • 1855 – William John Swainson, English ornithologist and entomologist (b. 1789)
  • 1867 – Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist and academic (b. 1794)
  • 1868 – August Schleicher, German linguist and academic (b. 1821)
  • 1878 – Theodoros Vryzakis, Greek painter and educator (b. 1814)
  • 1879 – Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American businessman (b. 1814)
  • 1882 – Alfred Escher, Swiss businessman and politician, founded Cr Suisse (b. 1819)
  • 1882 – Anthony Trollope, English novelist, essayist, and short story writer (b. 1815)
  • 1889 – Jefferson Davis, American general and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (b. 1808)
  • 1892 – Werner von Siemens, German engineer and businessman, founded the Siemens Company (b. 1816)
  • 1918 – Alexander Dianin, Russian chemist (b. 1851)
  • 1921 – Said Halim Pasha, Ottoman politician, 280th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1865)
  • 1924 – Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and screenwriter (b. 1863)
  • 1945 – Edmund Dwyer-Gray, Irish-Australian politician, 29th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1870)
  • 1951 – Harold Ross, American journalist and publisher, founded The New Yorker (b. 1892)
  • 1955 – Honus Wagner, American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)
  • 1956 – B. R. Ambedkar, Indian economist and politician, 1st Indian Minister of Justice (b. 1891)
  • 1961 – Frantz Fanon, Martinique-French psychiatrist and author (b. 1925)
  • 1964 – Evert van Linge, Dutch footballer and architect (b. 1895)
  • 1972 – Janet Munro, English actress and singer (b. 1934)
  • 1974 – Nikolay Kuznetsov, Soviet naval officer (b. 1904)
  • 1976 – João Goulart, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • 1980 – Charles Deutsch, French engineer and businessman, co-founded DB (b. 1911)
  • 1982 – Jean-Marie Seroney, Kenyan activist and politician (b. 1927)
  • 1983 – Lucienne Boyer, French singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • 1983 – Gul Khan Nasir, Pakistani poet, historian, and politician (b. 1914)
  • 1985 – Burr Tillstrom, American actor and puppeteer (b. 1917)
  • 1985 – Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1893)
  • 1988 – Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
  • 1989 – Frances Bavier, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1989 – Sammy Fain, American pianist and composer (b. 1902)
  • 1989 – John Payne, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1912)
  • 1990 – Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 1990 – Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia (b. 1903)
  • 1991 – Mimi Smith, English nurse (b. 1906)
  • 1991 – Richard Stone, English economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
  • 1993 – Don Ameche, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1994 – Heinz Baas, German footballer and manager (b. 1922)
  • 1994 – Gian Maria Volonté, Italian actor and director (b. 1933)
  • 1996 – Pete Rozelle, American businessman (b. 1926)
  • 1997 – Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer (b. 1918)
  • 1998 – César Baldaccini, French sculptor and educator (b. 1921)
  • 2000 – Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2000 – Aziz Mian, Pakistani singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1942)
  • 2001 – Peter Blake, New Zealand sailor and environmentalist (b. 1948)
  • 2001 – Charles McClendon, American football player and coach (b. 1923)
  • 2002 – Philip Berrigan, American priest and activist (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Guatemalan general and politician, President of Guatemala (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Charly Gaul, Luxembourger cyclist (b. 1932)
  • 2005 – Devan Nair, Malaysian-Singaporean union leader and politician, 3rd President of Singapore (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – Danny Williams, South African singer (b. 1942)
  • 2005 – William P. Yarborough, American general (b. 1912)
  • 2006 – John Feeney, New Zealand director and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Mark Dailey, American-Canadian journalist and actor (b. 1953)
  • 2011 – Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó, Equatoguinean engineer and politician, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (b. 1961)
  • 2012 – Jan Carew, Guyanese author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Jeffrey Koo Sr., Taiwanese banker and businessman (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Huw Lloyd-Langton, English guitarist (b. 1951)
  • 2012 – Pedro Vaz, Uruguayan lawyer and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay (b. 1963)
  • 2013 – Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French poet and critic (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – Stan Tracey, English pianist and composer (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – M. K. Turk, American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Jimmy Del Ray, American wrestler and manager (b. 1962)
  • 2014 – Fred Hawkins, American golfer (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Luke Somers, English-American photographer and journalist (b. 1981)
  • 2015 – Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician (b. 1945)
  • 2015 – Liu Juying, Chinese general and politician (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Nicholas Smith, British actor (b. 1934)
  • 2016 – Peter Vaughan, British actor (b. 1923)
  • 2017 – Johnny Hallyday, French singer and actor (b. 1943)
Dont Miss!   December 17 Holidays, Events & Observances

Holidays and observances

  • Anniversary of the Founding of Quito (Ecuador)
  • Armed Forces Day (Ukraine)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Abraham of Kratia
    • Aemilianus (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Denise and companions
    • Blessed János Scheffler
    • María del Monte Carmelo Sallés y Barangueras
    • Nicholas of Myra, and its related observances:
      • St Nicholas Day, where St. Nicholas/Santa Claus leaves little presents in children’s shoes. (International)
    • December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Spain)
  • Day of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Finland from Russia in 1917.
  • National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)

  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • Today in Canadian History

December 6 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 6 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic December 6 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.

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