What Happened on August 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century

Famous Deaths

  • Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest at 68
  • Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), dies at 74
  • Ruggiero Ricci, American composer/violinist, dies from heart failure at 94
  • Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, dies at 98