On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 2016

Historical Events

  • Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is declared King of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Historic Event

French President Francois Hollande announces he will not seek a 2nd term - 1st modern French leader not to do so

Election of Interest

Gambia presidential election: dictator Yahya Jammeh is defeated by Adama Barrow after 22 years in power

  • UN admits its peacekeepers were responsible for the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010 that killed 30,000

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Carron, American soprano ("The Saint of Bleecker Street"; New York City Opera, 1958-73), dies at 94
  • Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, dies at 81
2016 Highlights

About December 1, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 5 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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