December 20 is the 354th day of the year, There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+ 1946 – The popular Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
+ 1957 – The initial production version of the Boeing 707 makes its first flight.
+ 1985 – Pope John Paul II announces the institution of World Youth Day.
( Births )
+ 1881 – Branch Rickey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)
+ 1942 – Bob Hayes, American sprinter and football player (d. 2002