Historical Events in December 2011

  • Dec 3 20th SEC Championship Game: #1 LSU beats #16 Georgia, 42-10
  • Dec 3 7th ACC Championship Game: #21 Clemson beats #5 Virginia Tech, 38-10
  • Dec 4 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)
  • Dec 8 The NBA and players union reach financial agreement to end a 161-day lockout, shortening the season by 16 games

Film & TV History

Dec 11 Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek suffers a minor heart attack in his home and is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  • Dec 11 Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Las Vegas, Nevada: Team Europe retains trophy with an 11-7 win over US; MVP: Niels Feijen (Netherlands)
  • Dec 12 77th Heisman Trophy Award: Robert Griffin III, Baylor (QB)

Sports History

Dec 15 Barry Bonds is sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service, for an obstruction of justice conviction stemming from a grand jury appearance in 2003

  • Dec 15 ESPN and the NCAA extend their TV rights deal through 2023-24, giving the network worldwide multi-media rights to 24 NCAA championships for various sports; deal worth $500m

Historic Event

Dec 15 Former French President Jacques Chirac is convicted of diverting public funds, receives a two-year suspended prison sentence

  • Dec 18 The last US troops withdraw from Iraq, formally ending the Iraq War