What Happened on December 5, 2021

Historical Events

  • First known Hippos tests positive for COVID-19 at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, with staff putting Imani (14) and Hermien (41) into isolation [1]

Music History

Kennedy Center Honors ceremony held for Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels and Justino Diaz with President Biden attending in Washington D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Glass, American College Football HOF defensive end (Baylor University; 4 x Pro Bowl Cleveland Browns; Detroit Lions), dies at 86

Bob Dole (1923-2021)

American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), dies of lung cancer at 98

  • Buddy Merrill [Leslie Behunin], American guitarist and steel guitar player (Lawrence Welk Show. 1955-74), dies at 85
  • Gary Callander, Scottish rugby union hooker (6 caps; South of Scotland RFC), dies from pancreatic cancer at 62
  • John Miles, British vocalist and musician (John Miles Band - "Rebel"; "Zaragon"; Alan Parsons Project), dies at 72

About December 5, 2021

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Easy On Me - Adele
  • UK #1 Song: Easy On Me - Adele