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About December 31st, 2023, in brief:

  • Day of the week: December 31st, 2023 was a Sunday
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn (in western zodiac), Rabbit (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Anthony Hopkins, Tim Matheson
  • Moon Phase: Last Quarter
  • Popular movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King directed by Peter Jackson

More about December 31st, 2023? See below for more news and curiosities on December 31st, 2023.


What day of the week was December 31, 2023?

December 31, 2023 was a Sunday and it was the 365th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar.

December 31, 2023 can also be written as 12/31/2023 in the US and as 31/12/2023 in UK and Europe.

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December 31, 2023: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for December 31st is Capricorn.

Capricorn is the 10th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between December 22nd and January 19th belong to the Capricorn sign: discover Capricorn personality and who should a Capricorn marry.

Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn.

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December 31, 2023: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for December 31, 2023 is Rabbit and the associated element is Water.

Discover the Rabbit personality and how the Water Element might affect a person's traits and compatibility with other signs according to the Chinese zodiac.

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Discover the planets positions on December 31st, 2023 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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December 31, 2023: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on December 31, 2023 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on December 31, 2023 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on December 31, 2023 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 72% full, rising at 09:12 pm and setting at 10:49 am.

The previous full moon was on Dec 27, 2023 while the next full moon would come on Jan 25, 2024.

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Who was born on December 31, 2023?

Whose famous birthday is on December 31st?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on December 31st:

  • Anthony Hopkins
    Anthony Hopkins

    Welch is an actor from england who is an exceptional international player in tv and films.

  • Tim Matheson
    Tim Matheson

    American actor, tv and film star.

  • Val Kilmer
    Val Kilmer

    American actor, writer and musician.

  • John Denver
    John Denver

    American folk singer, recording artist and club performer.

  • Ben Kingsley
    Ben Kingsley

    An english actor.

  • Sarah Miles
    Sarah Miles

    British actress, first recognized in u.s.

  • Joey McIntyre
    Joey McIntyre

    American musician, most famous for being the cupid-faced child of "new kids on the block".

  • Bebe Neuwirth
    Bebe Neuwirth

    American singer, actress, and dancer.

  • Joe Dallesandro
    Joe Dallesandro

    American actor, model, and 'warhol star.

  • Barbara Carrera
    Barbara Carrera

    Nicaraguan model and actress.

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How old is someone born on December 31, 2023?

Someone born on December 31, 2023 is:

0 years 4 months old,

or 4 months and 27 days old,

or 21 weeks and 1 day old,

or 148 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on December 31, 2023?

There are 218 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Tuesday December 31st 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on December 31, 2023?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on December 31, 2023.


December 31, 2023: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on December 31, 2023:

  • Cale Yarborough

    American hall of fame racing driver and founder of cale yarborough motorsports, nascar cup series champion (1976, 1977, 1978) (b. 1939).

What famous deaths happened on December 31st?

Famous deaths on December 31st:

  • Betty White
    Betty White

    American actress.

  • James Avery
    James Avery

    James avery was an american actor best known for his role as uncle phil on the tv show the fresh prince of bel-air.

  • Wayne Rogers
    Wayne Rogers

    Wayne rogers was an american actor best known for his role as trapper john mcintyre in the tv series m*a*s*h.

  • Woody Strode
    Woody Strode

    Former professional football player turned actor, appeared in films like 'Spartacus' and 'Once Upon a Time in the West'.

  • Billie Dove
    Billie Dove

    American actress (born in 1903).

  • Wesley Addy
    Wesley Addy

    Omaha, nebraska -- actor (bostonians, loving).

  • Edward Herrmann
    Edward Herrmann

    American actor (d. 2014).

  • Kader Khan
    Kader Khan

    Indian actor (b. 1937).

  • William Christopher
    William Christopher

    American actor and singer (d. 2016).

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December 31, 2023: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on December 31, 2023:

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

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December 31, 2023: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on December 31, 2023 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves

Release year: 2023

Next Goal Wins

Next Goal Wins

Release year: 2023

La Navidad en sus manos

La Navidad en sus manos

Release year: 2023


Who was the US President on December 31, 2023?

On December 31, 2023 the US President was Joe Biden (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 31, 2023?

On December 31, 2023 the UK Prime Minister was Rishi Sunak (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 31, 2023?

On December 31, 2023 the Pope was Francis.


What is special about December 31st?

December 31st refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 31st day of the month of December. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on December 31st, such as:

  • 2018 - Two people are killed and 34 injured in a bomb blast at a busy shopping center in cotabato in the philippines.
  • 2017 - A large number fireworks accidentally went off in a barge during a terrigal new year's day celebration, nsw, australia. this caused thousands of people to be evacuated from terrigal by police. the two barges were also damaged.
  • 2016 - Iraqi civil war (2014-17): december 2016 baghdad bombings: two bomb blasts in baghdad killed at least 27 and injured more than 50 people in the attack on a central baghdad market. (ap),

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What happened in 2023?

2023 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Singapore's Jurong Bird Park permanently closes.
  • Supporters of former Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro storm the Brazilian Congress.
  • Croatia officially adopts the Euro, becoming the 20th Eurozone country, and becomes the 27th member of the Schengen Area.

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What was the calendar for December 2023?

December 2023 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with December being the 12th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how December 2023 calendar looked like.