December 7 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Colombia Observance
Spitak Remembrance Day
Armenia Observance
The Feast of St. Ambrose (Milan)
Italy Local Holiday
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
United states Observance
International Civil Aviation Day
- International
National Heroes Day
East timor Public Holiday
Western Province Day
Solomon islands Local Holiday
Letter Writing Day
- Weird


Historical Events

  • 1869: The legendary outlaw Jesse James robs his first bank in Gallatin, Missouri in the United States.
  • 1904: Trials to compare the fuel efficiency between the coal-powered HMS Peterel and the fuel-oil powered HMS Spiteful. The conclusions of these trial led to coal ships becoming obsolete in the Royal
  • 1912: Queen Nefertiti’s bust is discovered in Minya, Egypt. She was the wife of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.
  • 1917: The U.S issues a declaration of war against Austria-Hungary.
  • 1941: A surprise attack on the U.S Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy. This attack would bring the United States into World War II.
  • 1946: Almost 120 people are killed when a fire erupts at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s considered by many to be the deadliest hotel fire in United States history.
  • 1972: The last Apollo Moon mission – Apollo 17 – takes off. As the leave Earth’s atmosphere, the crew snaps a picture that would become known as “The Blue Marble.”
  • 1982: Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person in the United States to be executed by lethal injection when he’s put to death in Texas.
  • 1995: After traveling for more than 6-years, the Galileo spacecraft finally makes it to Jupiter.

Famous Birthdays

  • American philosopher and linguist, Noam Chomsky is born in 1928.
  • American baseball player Hal Smith is born in 1930.
  • American actress Ellen Burstyn is born in 1932.
  • American journalist and author, Rosemary Rogers is born in 1932.
  • English comedian Stan Boardman is born in 1937.
  • American author and screenwriter, Susan Isaacs is born in 1943.
  • American singer-songwriter and actor, Tom Waits is born in 1949.
  • American basketball player and coach, Larry Bird is born in 1956.
  • English bass player Tim Butler is born in 1958.
  • American actor Patrick Fabian is born in 1964.
  • American actor Jeffrey Wright is born in 1965.
  • American actor, director and screenwriter, C. Thomas Howell is born in 1966.
  • Japanese actress Kazue Itoh is born in 1966.