On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 2007

Historical Events

Historic Event

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.

Historic Event

The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

Famous Divorces

Eddie Van Halen

"Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to irreconcilable differences after 26 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nataline Sarkisyan, American medical patient (b. 1990)
2007 Highlights

About December 20, 2007

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius