On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 2017

Historical Events

  • UN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce McCandless II, American aviator, electrical engineer and astronaut who made the 1st untethered space walk (STS 41B, STS-31), dies at 80
  • Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Roswell Rudd ,American free-jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), and avant-garde composer (New York Art Quartet), dies of prostate cancer at 82
  • Wolfgang Ludewig, German composer, dies at 91
2017 Highlights

About December 21, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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