On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 2016

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
  • Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician, dies at 95
  • Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), dies in a plane crash at 52
  • Paul Elvstrøm, Danish yachtsman (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 88
2016 Highlights

About December 7, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius