On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Australia's parliament votes to legalize gay marriage

Sport awardFootball Awards

Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th award to equal Lionel Messi's record; 2nd consecutive win for Ronaldo

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Crumbling French ch√Ęteau La Mothe-Chandeniers in Les Trois-Moutiers is bought by 9,000 people
  • Former US gymnastics physician Larry Nasser is sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges
  • Naples' pizza spinning given UNESCO intangible heritage status along with Germany's organ music, Kyrgystan's Kok boru and India's Kumbh festival
  • Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet
  • Same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia
  • Unrest in West Bank and Gaza, schools closed and a general strike in response to America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
  • Virtual currency Bitcoin rises in value, passing $18,440 on some exchanges

Famous Deaths

  • James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, dies at 81
  • Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), dies at 84