On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardFootball Awards

Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo claims award for the 4th time; record winning margin of 429 from Lionel Messi

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister, succeeding John Key

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key
  • Paolo Gentiloni is sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy, succeeding Matteo Renzi
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte boasts he killed susected criminals personally when mayor of Davao City

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Lowe, American DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", dies at 93
  • Walter Swinburn, English jockey (The Derby winner, 1981), dies after falling from a window at 55