December 22nd: What is special about this date?

December 22nd marks the 356th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 357th in case of leap years). There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on December 22nd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to December 22nd and what happened on December 22nd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about December 22nd.


December 22nd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On December 22nd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Vanessa Paradis
    Vanessa Paradis (1972)

    French actress and singer, depardieu was seen in "elisa", directed by jean becker.

  • Ralph Fiennes
    Ralph Fiennes (1962)

    English actor.

  • Jean-Baptiste Maunier
    Jean-Baptiste Maunier (1990)

    French singer and actor, he is best known for his role as les choristes in 2004.

  • Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz (1970)

    Texas senator of the united states.

  • Meghan Trainor
    Meghan Trainor (1993)

    American singer-songwriter.

  • Robin Gibb
    Robin Gibb (1949)

    British-american singer, not identical twin to maurice.

  • Jordin Sparks
    Jordin Sparks (1989)

    American singer and american idol winner.

  • Maurice Gibb
    Maurice Gibb (1949)

    British-american musician.

  • Dina Meyer
    Dina Meyer (1968)

    American actress.

  • Lady Bird Johnson
    Lady Bird Johnson (1912)

    First lady of the united states (born in 1912).

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December 22nd: who died on this date?

On December 22nd the following celebrities died:

  • Gilda Gray
    Gilda Gray (1959)

    Polish-american actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1959).

  • Christine Cavanaugh
    Christine Cavanaugh (2014)

    American singer and actress (d. 2014).

  • Don DeFore
    Don DeFore (1993)

    Actor (george baxter-hazel), passes away from cardiac arrest at the age of 76.

  • Helene Stanley
    Helene Stanley (1990)

    Actress (carnival story and roar of the crowd).

  • Libbey Owens (1925)

    Co-founder of Libbey-Owens-Ford Company, revolutionized the glass industry.

  • Gera Eliot (1880)

    Renowned English novelist known for works like 'Middlemarch' and 'Silas Marner'.

  • Samuel Beckett (1989)

    Irish writer of fiction, prose and avant-garde plays.

  • Annaston Eliot (1880)

    Annaston Eliot was an English novelist, poet, and journalist, best known for her novels 'Middlemarch' and 'The Mill on the Floss'.

  • John Chisum (1884)

    Prominent figure in the American Old West known as the 'Cattle King of Texas'.

  • See all famous people who died on December 22nd


December 22nd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On December 22nd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Capricorn according to the Western Zodiac.

Capricorn zodiac sign

December 22nd: what is special about the Capricorn sign?

The Capricorn sign encompasses people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

You can discover Capricorn's personality traits and attitude and Capricorn's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Capricorn born in December discover why December born are so special.


December 22nd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on December 22nd in history:

  • Dec 22, 1915: Organized baseball and Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati Ohio.
  • Dec 22, 1935: Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura
  • Dec 22, 1952: WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22, 1959: Continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Fort Worth.
  • Dec 22, 1966: WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22, 1981: Argentine General Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president.
  • Dec 22, 1988: Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gallons on 300 miles of Western Australia and British Columbia coast.
  • Dec 22, 1995: David Cone signs $19.5 million three year contract with New York Yankees.
  • Dec 22, 1999: Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members are killed.
  • Dec 22, 2002: Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader, announced that he had canceled presidential and legislative elections that were scheduled for next month. He believes that continuing Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories will make it impossible to hold free elections.
  • Dec 22, 2004: The worst natural disasters of recorded history hit Southeast Asia when the largest earthquake in 40 years strikes the entire Indian Ocean region. The tsunami waves from the 9.3 magnitude earthquake that struck just off Sumatra Island, Indonesia, create huge tsunami waves that hit the coasts of many countries, including India, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Official death toll from the affected areas is
  • Dec 22, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: School attack in Peshawar, 2014.

What day of the year is December 22nd?

December 22nd marks the 356th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 357th in case of leap years).

There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year.

December 22nd is the 22nd day of the month of December.