On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Sport awardFootball Awards

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

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo

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