World Aids Day.(w.e.f.1988)
Theme-”Getting to zero”(Zero New HIV
Infections,Zero Discrimination & Zero
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Bhopal Gas Tragedy occurred on the night of
December 2, 1984 at the Union Carbide India Ltd
(U.C.I.L.)a pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya
Pradesh. Over 5,00,000 people were exposed to
methyl iso cyanate (M I C) gas and other chemicals
State government confirmed a total of 3,787
deaths related to gas release.
National Pollution Control Day in India.
World Computer Literacy day.
International day of persons with disabilities.
Rajendra Prasad(B:3 December 1884;D:28 February 1963)
was the first President of India.He was in office from
26 January 1950 (re-elected in 1957) to 14 May 1962.
Advocates Day is celebrated by lawyer community on
the 3rd December to mark the birth anniversary of
Rajendra Prasad, first President of India and a very eminent lawyer himself.
He was the only President to have been in the office twice.
Navy Day in India.
Chemical Disaster Prevention Day.
I.K.Gujral(B:4 December 1919;D:30 November 2012)served as
the Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998.
National Cookie Day.
World Soil Day.
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social
NASA launched Orion spacecraft to Mars on 2014.
Bath Tub Party Day.
Columbus discovered the island of Hispaniola on
Finland declares independence from Russia on
Tamilnadu chief minister Jaya Lalitha(B:24 February 1948)
dies on 5 December 2016.
Babri Masjid was attacked and demolished.At least
58 people were killed.
Ralph Baer, the Father of Video Games passed away.
(Born in Germany on 8 March 1922;Died on December
59th death Anniversary(1956) of B.R.Ambedkar(B:14
April 1891;D:6 December 1956).
Ravindra Jadeja (B:December 6, 1988) is a professional
Home Guard/ Civil Defence Raising Day(in December 1946
raised in Bombay)
Armed Forces Flag Day(since 1949)
International Civil Aviation Day.
The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941,
the home base of the American Pacific fleet at Hawaii
drawing U.S. into World War II
National Brownie Day.
Holy Year of Mercy (from December 8, 2015 to November 20,
2016,)declared by Pope Francis.It is a response to the world’s
need for a ”revolution of tenderness” from which ”justice
and all the rest derives”. It is an opportunity to encounter
the mercy of God.
Saarc Charter Day.
All India Handicraft Week-December 8 to December 14.
International Anti-corruption Day.
Birthday of Dia Mirza(1981), an actress, model
and social worker.
Death anniversary of Kota Shivarama Karanth(died on
9,December, 1997.) He was a Kannada writer, social activist,
environmentalist, yakshagana artist, film maker and thinker.
He was born on October 10,1902.
Sonia Gandhi(born:9 December, 1946)is an Italian born
Indian politician who has served as President of the
Indian National Congress since 1998.
Human Rights Day.
International Animal Rights Day.
Birth anniversary of Nijalingappa,(B:10 December 1902;
D:8 August 2000).He was the 4th chief minister of
Deve Decimal System Day. Creator of this system was
born on 10,December,1841.
Death Anniversary of Sir Alfred Nobel(B:21 October
1833;D:December 10,1896) Nobel prizes are awarded
on the anniversary of his death at Stockholm in Sweden
Dewey Decimal System Day.The creator of this system
was Melvil Dewey.(B:December 10,1851;D:December 26,
International day of broadcasting.
UNICEF Day.(w.e.f.1946).UNICEF was created by
The United Nation’s General Assembly on December 11, 1946.
International Mountain Day.
M.S.Subbulakshmi(B:16 September 1916; D:11 December 2004)
was the leading exponent of classical and semi classical
songs in the Karnataka tradition of South India.She was the first
musician ever to be awarded the Bharata Ratna, India’s
highest civilian honour.She was also the first Indian woman to
receive the Ramon Magsaysay award, considered as
Asia’s Nobel prize.(1974)
Birthday of Pranab Mukherjee(December 11, 1935).He is the 13th
President of India.
Lost and Found Day is observed on second Friday of December.
Pandit Ravi Shankar(B:7 April,1920;D:11 December 2012) was a
sitarist, musician and composer of Hindustan classical music.
Dilip Kumar(B:11 December 1922) was an Indian film actor
also known as tragedy king.
Acharya Rajaneesh, known as Osho (B:11 December 1931;D:19 January 1990)
was an Indian mystic and spiritual teacher. He introduced the
practice of ”dynamic meditation.”
International day of heavy metal.
Birthday of Rajani Kant(1950).He was a popular
Gingerbread House Day.
Independence day of Kenya.Kenya got independence
from Britain on 12 December, 1963.
Vishva Tuluvere Parba-international festival of
Tulu speaking community-at Sahyadri Engineering
college at Adyar, Mangalore, to commemorate the
silver jubilee of establishment of Tulu Okkuta(1989).
Maria Telkes(B:December 12,1900;D:December 2,1995)
an Hungarian American scientist is considered to be one
of the founders of Solar Thermal storage systems, earning
her the nickname-”Sun Queen”.
Delhi became the capital of the imperialistic British administration
on 12, December 1911.
Rhodesia was renamed as Zimbabwe on 12 December 1979.
Yuvaraj Singh(B:December 12,1981) is an Indian cricketer.
Washington D C became the capital of America on
12 December 1800.
December 13-Terrorists attack the Indian Parliament
in New Delhi.
National Energy Conservation Day.
Second Monday of December is celebrated as Green Monday
to mark the busiest sales day.
Raj Kapur, the ”Show Man” (B:14 December 1924;D:2 June 1988)
was a noted indian film actor.producer and director of Hindi cinema.
Ginger Bread House Decorating Day.
International Tea Day.
Jane Austin(B:December 16,1775;D:July 18, 1817)
was an English novelist whose works of romantic
fiction earned her a place as one of the most
widely read writers in English literature.
”Pride and Prejudice” is a novel of manners
by Jane Austin first published in 1813.
December 16 in India is celebrated as ”Vijay Diwas”
to mark India’s victory over Pakisthan in 1971.
Ludvig Van Beethoven was a German composer
and pianist.(Baptised-17 December 1770;D:26 March 1827)
Independence day of Bangla Desh(1971)
Minorities Rights Day.
International migrants day.
World Arabic Language Day -w.e.f. 2010.
Joseph John Thomson(B: December 18,1856;D:August 30,
1940)was an English physicist who discovered the
electron. He received the Nobel Prize in physics
in 1906. His discovery of the electron in 1897,
showed us that the atom can be split into even
smaller parts and that the electron is a constituent
of all the matters, we are surrounded by.
All atoms are made of nucleus and electrons.
December 19- Goa liberation day.
International Human Solidarity Day.
Gregorian Calendar was introduced onDecember 20, 1582.
Soviet Union was founded with 14 democracies on
20 December 1922.
Central Bank of India was founded by Sorabji Pochkhanwala
on December 21, 1911.
U.R.Ananthamurthy(B:21,December 1932;D:22, August 2014)
was a doyen of Kannada literature.He got the Jnanapitha Award.
Marie and Pierre Curie discovered Radium,
Sharada Devi(B:22 December 1853;D:21 July 1920)
was the wife of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a 19th
century mystic of Bengal. She is also reverentially
addressed as the Holy Mother by the followers of the
Ramakrishna monastic order.
National mathematics day is observed in India on
December 22 to mark the birth anniversary of Srinivasa
Ramanujan (B:December 22, 1887;D:April 26, 1920)
Guru Govind Singh(B:December 22, 1666;D:7 October 1708)
was the 10th and the last Guru of Sikhism. He was the son of Teg Bahadur,
the 9th Guru of Sikhism.
National Farmers Day in India.
Calcutta was renamed as Kolkata on December 23,2000.
Birthday of chaudhari Charan Sigh(December 23) who was the
5th Prime Minister of India, is celebrated as Farmers Day.
Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet Muhammad’s
birth day on the 12th day of the Islamic month of
Rabi-al-awwal, while Shia Muslims mark it on
the 17th of this month. Prophet Muhammad’s
birthday is also called ”Milad-un-nabi.
National Consumer Rights Day is observed in India
on December 24 every year.
Mohammed Rafi (B:24 December 1924;D:31 July 1980)
was an Indian cinema play back singer.
Mark Miller(B:24 December 1969) is the comic book
writer.His works have been adapted into feature films.
He was recognized by queen Elizabeth II, as a member of the
”Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”, for his
services to films and literature.
Birthday of Jesus is celebrated as Christmas.
Birthday of Atal Bihari Vajapayee, the (11th) ex-Prime
Minister of India.
Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya(B:25 December 1861;
D:12 November 1946) was an Indian educationist,politician,
lawyer and freedom activist.He was the founder of
Banaras Hindu University.He was awarded ”Bharat Ratna”
on 2014 (posthumous).
Sadhana Shivadasani (B:2 September 1941;D:25 December
2015)was a Bollywood actress.
Good Governance Day is observed on 25th of December in India.
Baba Ramdev(B:December 25, 1965) is a Yoga Guru known for his
work in Ayurveda.
The world’s first cloned baby, ”Eve” was born on 26
Boxing Day-servants and tradesmen receive gifts
known as a ”Christmas Box” from their bosses or employers.
Birth anniversary of Baba Amte(B:December 26, 1914;
D:February 9,2008)He was a social activist, known
for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment
of poor people suffering from leprosy.
NIMHANS was the amalgamation of erstwhile mental
hospital and the All India Institute of Mental
Health on 27 December 1974.
World Bank and International Monetary Fund came into
existence on December 27,1945.
Persia was renamed as Iran on 27 December, 1934.
Spain becomes republic on 27 December 1978.
Padma Bhushan Ratan N. Tata(B:December 28,1937)is
an Indian businessman and Chairman Emeritus of Tata
sons limited.He was the chairman of Tata Group, a
Mumbai based conglomerate from 1991 to 2012.He
stepped down as chairman of Tata group on 28,
December 2012 but continues as the chairman
of the Groups Charitable trusts.
The Congress was founded on 28 December 1885 when
it held it’s first session attended by 72 delegates.
The first cinema show was played on December 28,1895
by Auguste and Louis Lumiere brothers at Paris.
Deenanath Mangeshkar(B:29 December 1900;D:24 April 1942)
was a well-known Marathi theatre actor, a renowned
Natya Sangeet musician and an exceptional classical
Birth anniversary of Kuvempu(B:December 29, 1904;
D:November 11, 1994), Kannada novelist, poet and playwright.
The Karnataka government has decided to celebrate his birth anniversay
as Vishwa Manava Dina.
C.Ashwath(B:29, December 1936;D:29 December 2009) was an
Indian music composer and exponent of Bhavageete(expressive poetry)
in the Kannada language. He was also a singer.
Ramana Maharshi ( born on December 30,1879;D:April 14
1950)was one of the outstanding Hindu Gurus of modern
”Person of the Year” is an annual issue of the
United States news magazine ”Time”, that features
and profiles a person. group, idea or object that
has done the most to influence the events of the year.
The tradition of selecting a ”Man of the Year”
began in 1927 with ”Time”editors contemplating
news makers of the year.Charles Lindbergh was the
Time’s first ”Man of the Year” for 1927.
Dattatreya Jayanti is observed on the full moon day
of Margashira(as per Hindu lunar calendar) month