What Happened on December 15, 2011

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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 Interest

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

2011 History

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Carey, American baseball player (third baseman for 1950s New York Yankees), dies at 80
  • Bob Brookmeyer, American jazz and studio pianist, valve trombone player, arranger, and composer (Stan Getz; Jerry Mulligan), dies of congestive heart failure at 81

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

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

About December 15, 2011

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
  • UK #1 Song: Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs