December 24-30, 2017 (week 52) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day in history December 24-30

By Fiona Roberts

December 24, 2017 - December 30, 2017 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.This week features Obama’s health care reform, George Michael, a devastating earthquake in Iran, Benazir Ghutto, Debbir Reynold, Samoa, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

December 24, 2009: After months of partisan debate the U.S. Senate passed a historic $871bn health care reform bill that aimed to extend insurance cover to 30 million more Americans

December 25, 2016: Singer George Michael died at the age of 53. He rose to fame with Wham! in the 1980s before going solo, and sold over 100 million records worldwide

December 26, 2003: A devastating earthquake in the Iranian city of Bam killed over 26,000 people and destroyed the 2,000-year-old citadel, the world’s largest mud-brick structure

December 27, 2007: Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s former prime minister, was assassinated in a suicide attack as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi

December 28, 2016: Debbie Reynolds (right), who starred in the 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain, died the day after the death of her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher (left)

December 29, 2011: The Pacific nation of Samoa moved from east to west of the International Date Line to align its time zone with key trading partners in Australasia

December 30, 1922: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established with the confederation of Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation

PUBLISHED: 13/12/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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