On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 2020

Historical Events

  • 14 people found guilty of 2015 terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo office and supermarket in Paris
  • China blocks imports of coal, from Australia, the world's second biggest market for the world's biggest coal exporter
  • Major winter storm hits US Northeast resulting in at least seven deaths and Binghamton, New York, receiving record 41 inches of snow
  • Nine-year-old girl who died of an asthma attack in 2013 becomes first person in the world to officially have air pollution listed as cause of death
  • US Major League Baseball announces it is elevating the Negro Leagues to Major League status

Famous Deaths

  • Kálmán Sóvári, Hungarian soccer defender (17 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, VM Egyetértés), dies at 79
2020 Highlights

About December 16, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius