On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 2016

Famous Deaths

  • Florence Finch, Filipino-American war hero who fought against the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II, dies at 101 [1]

Person of interestJohn Glenn

John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), dies at 95

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), dies at 87
  • Sheila Quinn, British nurse and adviser (British Red Cross), dies at 96
2016 Highlights

About December 8, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius