What Happened on December 12, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Andrei Klepach, a deputy economics minister of Russia, states that Russia has entered the recession, with two quarters of contraction expected, meaning Russia will fall short of reaching the 6.8% growth forecast for 2008

Famous Weddings

  • Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger (57) weds former model Dee Ocleppo in Greenwich, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Avery Dulles, Roman Catholic Cardinal, heologian (b. 1918)
  • Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot former president (b. 1934)
  • Van Johnson, American actor (b. 1916)