What Happened on December 25, 2009

Historical Events

Liu Xiaobo Sentenced for Subversion

Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo sentenced to 11 years in prison in Beijing, China for "inciting subversion of state power"

  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253

Famous Deaths

  • Tony "T-Bone" Bellamy, American rock guitarist (Redbone), dies of liver failure at 63
  • Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter, dies of an overdose of muscle relaxants at 46

About December 25, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Christmas (India), Christmas Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
  • UK #1 Song: Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine