On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Malta becomes the 1st country in Europe to outlaw conversion therapy

Famous Deaths

  • E. R. Braithwaite, Guyanese diplomat and writer (To Sir with Love), dies at 104
  • Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Mogens Camre, Danish politician andMember of the European Parliament, dies at 80
  • Rashaan Salaam, American NFL running back (Chicago Bears), dies at 42
  • Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author, dies at 94
  • Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), dies at 85