On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 2007

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen

Famous Deaths

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

About December 20, 2007

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius