On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Famous Deaths

  • Ibrahim Dossey, Ghanaian football player (b. 1972)
  • Yury Glazkov, Soviet Air Force officer and cosmonaut (Soyuz 24), dies at 69