On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 2017

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" directed by Rian Johnson, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver premieres in Los Angeles

  • 83rd Heisman Trophy Award: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (QB)
  • Funeral for French rock star Johnny Hallyday draws hundreds of thousands onto Paris streets

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over the Islamic State in Iraq, ending more than 3 years of convict

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi