On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 2016

Historical Events

  • Russian military defence plane crashes into the Black Sea after takeoff from Sochi airport, killing all 92 on board

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), dies from cancer at 68

George Michael

George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar Wham! - "Careless Whisper"; "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"; solo - " I Want Your Sex"; "Faith")), dies of suspected heart failure at 53

  • Valery Khalilov, Russian military conductor and composer, dies in a plane crash in the Black Sea, near Sochi, at 64
2016 Highlights

About December 25, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Christmas (India), Christmas Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

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