What Happened on December 12, 2021

Historical Events

COVID-19 Pandemic

British PM Boris Johnson announces a emergency COVID-19 booster program to protect the NHS and stem a possible incoming “tidal wave of Omicron” [1]

Sports History

Dutchman Max Verstappen wins Formula 1 Drivers' C'ship for Red Bull with a controversial last lap win over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

Famous Deaths

  • Roland Hemond, American baseball executive (GM Chicago White Sox 1970–85; Baltimore Orioles 1988–95), dies at 92
  • Vicente Fernández, Mexican Grammy Award-winning singer, known as "El Rey de la Música Ranchera" (The King of Ranchera Music), actor, and film producer, dies at 81
  • Yury Sharov, Russian fencer (Olympic gold Soviet Union, team foil 1964, silver 1968), dies at 82

About December 12, 2021

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

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