On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 2009

Historical Events

Historic Event

Ben Bernanke, Chair of the US Federal Reserve is named Time's Person of the Year for rescuing the global economy from the Great Recession

Famous Deaths

  • Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, controversial South African Health Minister (b. 1940)
  • Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician (b. 1956)
2009 Highlights

About December 16, 2009

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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