On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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

  • Vic Chesnutt, American singer and songwriter (b. 1964)