On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 6.5 earthquake in Aceh province, Indonesia kills at least 97 people
  • Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns 3 days after losing a referendum to reform the constitution
  • Pakistan International Airways plane crashes north of Islamabad, killing all 48 on board, including singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed

Famous Deaths

  • Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), dies of cancer at 69
  • Paul Elvstrøm, Danish sailer (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 88