What Happened on December 12, 2016

Historical Events

Ballon d'Or

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

Historic Event

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

  • Paolo Gentiloni is sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy, succeeding Matteo Renzi

Historic Event

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 (Epsom Derby 1981, 86, 95; Irish Derby 1983, 86; Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 1983), dies after falling from a window at 55
2016 Highlights

About December 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 1 month and 19 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