What Happened on December 16, 2009

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ben Bernanke, Chair of the US Federal Reserve is named Time's Person of the Year for rescuing the global economy from the Great Recession

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke

Famous Deaths

  • Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, controversial South African Health Minister (b. 1940)
  • Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician (b. 1956)