On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 2016

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 (Folketing (Danish Parliament), 1968-1987, 3 days in 2007; European Parliament, 1999-2009, dies at 80
  • Rashaan Salaam, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1994, U of Colorado; NFL: 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
2016 Highlights

About December 5, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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