What Happened on December 5, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


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Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II

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O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Famous Deaths

  • Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
  • Constantin Ticu Dumitrescu, Romanian politician and president of the Association of Romanian Former Political Prisoners. (b. 1928)
  • Nina Foch, Dutch-born American actress (b. 1924)
  • Patriarch Alexy II of Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1929)