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

Person of interestGeorge Michael

George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), dies of suspected heart failure at 53

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael

2016 Highlights

About December 25, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn