On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Sport awardFootball Awards

Ballon d'Or: Manchester United's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first award as best football player in the world; Barcelona forward Lionel Messi 2nd, Liverpool striker Fernando Torres 3rd

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand political crisis

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur (b. 1933)
  • Kathleen Baskin-Ball, American United Methodist Pastor
  • Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, dies of heart disease at 77