What Happened on December 1, 2009

Historical Events

Ballon d'Or

Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is named best football player in the world; wins award by a then record margin, 240 points ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid with Barcelona midfielder Xavi 3rd

Famous Deaths

  • Éva Szörényi, Hungarian actress and freedom activist for Hungary, dies at 92
  • Gustavo Adolfo Palma, Guatemalan singer (b. 1920)
  • Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), dies at 76
  • Tommy Henrich, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1942, 1947–50; World Series 1938, 41, 47, 49, 51; NY Yankees), dies of a stroke at 96
2009 Highlights

About December 1, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
  • UK #1 Song: The Official Bbc Children In Need Medley - Peter Kay's Animated All Star