What Happened on December 8, 2021

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Olaf Scholz is sworn as the new Chancellor of Germany, replacing Angela Merkel after 16 years

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Harris, American bebop jazz pianist (Cannonball Adderly; Lee Morgan; "The Bird of Red and Gold"), and educator, dies of COVID-19 complications at 91 [1]
  • Jacques Zimako, French soccer forward (13 caps; Saint-Étienne, Sochaux, Bastia), dies at 69
  • Lars Høgh, Danish soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; OB 603 games) and GK coach (Denmark, Brøndby IF), dies from pancreatic cancer at 62
  • Ralph Tavares, Cape Verdean-American R&B and soul singer (Tavares - "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel"), dies at 79
  • Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie - "DJ Riot"), dies of kidney failure at 68
2021 Highlights

About December 8, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 9 months and 14 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