On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 2009

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Writer and Human Rights Activist Liu Xiaobo
Writer and Human Rights Activist
Liu Xiaobo
  • 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 and songwriter (b. 1964)
2009 Highlights

About December 25, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

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