What Happened on December 1, 2016

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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
2016 History

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

About December 1, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane
  • UK #1 Song: Rockabye - Clean Bandit