On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Huge explosion and fire in a restaurant in Sapporo, Japan injures 42
  • Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is sworn back into office two months after being removed by President Sirisena

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Kroll, American co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, dies of a drug overdose at 34
  • John Ford Noonan, American playwright (A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking), dies at 77
  • Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), dies at 89
  • Oribe Canales, Cuban American celebrity hairdresser, dies of cancer at 62