December 16, 2009 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History


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

Deaths in History

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