On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 2019

Historical Events

  • Chilean Air Force plane lost on flight to Antarctica with presumed loss of 38 lives

Music Concert

Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at The Beacon Theatre, NYC; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, Eurythmics, Deborah Harry, Shaggy, Zucchero, MC Rodriguez, and H.E.R.

  • US officials "deliberately misled" the public on progress of the Afghanistan war, hid that it was a lost cause, according to The Washington Post analysis of the "Afghanistan Papers"
  • White Island / Whakaari volcano, a tourist attraction in New Zealand erupts killing 16
  • World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from all major sporting events including 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 football World Cup in Qatar for manipulating laboratory data

Famous Deaths

  • Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer (Roxette - Must Have Been Love), dies after a long illness at 61
2019 Highlights

About December 9, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Heartless - The Weeknd
  • UK #1 Song: Dance Monkey - Tones and I