On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 2016

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
7th President of the Republic of China Tsai Ing-wen
7th President of the Republic of China
Tsai Ing-wen
  • 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 diver (Olympic Gold 10m platform 1948, 52), dies from pneumonia at 96
2016 Highlights

About December 2, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius