On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 2009

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Former Welsh and Lions captain Gareth Thomas is the first international rugby player to reveal he is gay

Famous Weddings

  • Actor and singer Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922)
  • Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)