What Happened on December 22, 2016

Historical Events

  • Ebola vaccine VSV-EBOV is found to be 70-100% effective in a study published in The Lancet, becoming the world's first proven vaccine against Ebola

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Price, British audio engineer (Tom Jones; Wings: Sparks; Elton John), and record producer (The Clash; Sex Pistols; Waterboys), dies of cancer at 72
  • Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), dies at 88
  • Miruts Yifter 'Yifter the Shifter', Ethiopian runner (Olympic golds 1980), dies at 72
2016 Highlights

About December 22, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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