What Happened on December 2, 2008

Historical Events

Ballon d'Or

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

  • Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand political crisis

Famous Deaths

  • (Edward) "Ted" Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur (Rogers Communications), MLB team owner (Toronto Blue Jays), and philanthropist, dies of congestive heart failure at 75
  • 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
2008 Highlights

About December 2, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Live Your Life - T.I. Featuring Rihanna
  • UK #1 Song: Greatest Day - Take That