On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 2008

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

  • 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
  • Renato de Grandis, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Ted Rogers OC, Canadian entrepreneur and MLB team owner (Toronto Blue Jays), dies of heart failure at 75
2008 Highlights

About December 2, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius