On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 2006

Historical Events

  • Australian archaeologist Sue O'Connor finds first evidence of modern humans in Jerimalai cave, near Lene Hara cave in East Timor

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

"Grey's Anatomy" actress Sandra Oh (35) divorces Oscar-winning Sideways director Alexander Payne (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Actress Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh

Famous Deaths

  • Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)
  • Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (3 x World C'ship gold 1978; 2 x World Cup gold 1977), dies of complications from quadriplegia at 46
  • Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer, dies at 87
  • Phillip Pine, American actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), dies at 86
2006 Highlights

About December 22, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn