On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 2016

Historical Events

  • United Nations Security Council adopts a landmark resolution demanding a halt to all Israeli settlement in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967. Resolution 2334 was moved by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela and passed 14-0 with a US abstention.

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich Schiff, Austrian cellist and conductor, dies at 65
  • Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, dies of cancer at 61
2016 Highlights

About December 23, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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