On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wins a snap election with 70.4% of the vote
  • Copa Libertadores Final, Madrid: River Plate beats Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time (aggregate 5-3); Juan Quintero's stunning extra-time strike helps River come from a goal down to record historic victory over 10-man Boca

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers breaks Tom Brady's NFL record with his 359th straight pass without an interception during Packers 34-20 win over Atlanta Falcons; finishes game with streak intact at 368

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning's record for most touchdown passes in NFL history; moves to 582 with 3 TD passes during 34-33 defeat by Miami Dolphins; record includes TDs thrown in regular season & post-season
  • Tens of thousands march on Delhi, India, to demand Hindi temple be built on contentious religious site in Ayodhya
  • Winter storm hits US south east killing three, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, cancelling over 1,000 flights

Famous Deaths

  • Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 2002 for X-ray astronomy, dies at 87