On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 2011

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Barry Bonds is sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service, for an obstruction of justice conviction stemming from a grand jury appearance in 2003

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • ESPN and the NCAA extend their TV rights deal through 2023-24, giving the network worldwide multi-media rights to 24 NCAA championships for various sports; deal worth $500m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former French President Jacques Chirac is convicted of diverting public funds, receives a two-year suspended prison sentence

President of France Jacques Chirac
President of France
Jacques Chirac

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Carey, third baseman for 1950s New York Yankees, dies at 80

Person of interestChristopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, English author and journalist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman) dies of oesophageal cancer aged 62

Author, Journalist and Orator Christopher Hitchens
Author, Journalist and Orator
Christopher Hitchens