On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Donald Trump takes a call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, in a break from America's long standing "One China" policy

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Fire during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse kills 36
  • For 6th time in 7 years, Cincinnati Reds 1st baseman Joey Votto wins Tip O'Neill Award as best Canadian MLB player; hit .326 with NL-leading .434 OBP, 29 HRs & 97 RBIs in an outstanding all-around season for last-place club

Famous Deaths

  • Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer and critic, dies at 88
  • Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 1952), dies at 96