On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 2020

Historical Events

  • Canada approves the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19
  • United Arab Emirates is the first country to authorize China's Sinopharm vaccine for COVID-19 saying it is 86% effective

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Olmedo, American/Peruvian tennis player (Australian C'ships, Wimbledon 1959), dies from brain cancer at 84
  • Gordon Forbes, South African tennis player and author (French Open mixed doubles [Darlene Hard] 1955), dies from COVID-19 at 86
  • Paolo Rossi, Italian soccer striker (48 caps; FIFA World Cup 1982 [Golden Boot, Golden Ball]; L.R. Vicenza, Juventus), dies at 64
  • Ray Hunter, Northern Irish cricket all-rounder (28 international matches) and rugby union centre (10 Tests; British & Irish Lions 1962; Portadown RFC), dies at 82
  • Ray Perkins, American football coach (New York Giants, University of Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arkansas State University), dies from heart disease at 79
2020 Highlights

About December 9, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius