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 (1963-2016)

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? 6 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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

Music Charts

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