What Happened in 2012 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 736

  • Jun 25 33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey
  • Jun 26 Animated film "Ice Age: Continental Drift", directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Buenos Aires
  • Jun 28 A series of car bombs in Iraq kills 14 and injures 50 people
  • Jun 29 16 Naxalite Maoist insurgents in India are killed by police
  • Jun 29 Three bombs in Balid, Iraq, kill 6 people and injure 45
  • Jun 29 15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo
  • Jun 30 30 people attending a funeral in Zamalka, Syria, are killed on a day that saw 83 civilian deaths
  • Jun 30 Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • Jun 30 Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt
  • Jul 1 17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya
  • Jul 1 UEFA European Championship: Spain crush Italy 4-0 in Kiev
  • Jul 2 GlaxoSmithKline settles the largest healthcare fraud case in history for US$3 Billion
  • Jul 2 Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless
  • Jul 3 Truck bombing kills 25 people and wounds 40 in Diwaniyah, Iraq
  • Jul 3 Antonio Esfandiari wins a record $18.3 million in poker after winning the 2012 World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Buy-In
  • Jul 5 The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)
  • Jul 5 South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales
  • Jul 5 Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities
  • Jul 6 Gunmen kill 18 people in Turbat, Pakistan
  • Jul 7 Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people
  • Jul 8 Roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province
  • Jul 8 Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Pe

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 119th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats A Radwańska (6-1 5-7 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 126th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Jul 10 The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages
  • Jul 10 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  • Jul 11 Police academy suicide bombing kills 20 in Sana'a, Yemen
  • Jul 11 S/2012 P 1, the fifth moon of Pluto is discovered

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 11 20th ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Brittney Griner win

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • Jul 12 200 people are killed by the Syrian army in Tremseh
  • Jul 12 90-155 people are killed after an oil tanker crashes and explodes in Okogbe, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Jul 12 45th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 13 China's economic growth drops to 7.6%, its lowest level for three years
  • Jul 13 19-30 people are killed after a train collides with a truck in Malelane, South Africa
  • Jul 13 Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
  • Jul 14 Suicide bomber attacks a wedding reception and kills 22 people and inures 22 in northern Afghanistan
  • Jul 14 Floods on the Japanese island of Kyushu kill 20 and displace 250,000
  • Jul 15 39 pilgrims are killed in a bus crash in Parasi, Nepal
  • Jul 15 A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 16 "The Dark Knight Rises", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, premieres in New York

  • Jul 17 17 people are wounded in a bar shooting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Jul 18 6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria
  • Jul 18 14 people are killed after a bomb explosion at Pakistan's Orakzai Agency
  • Jul 18 Violence across Syria results in 97 deaths
  • Jul 18 Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence
  • Jul 18 24 people are killed after a ferry sinks off the coast of Zanzibar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
  • Jul 20 12 people are killed and 59 injured after a gunman opens fire at a Dark Knight movie premier in Aurora, Colorado,
  • Jul 20 21 people are killed and 29 injured in a bus accident in Nayarit, Mexico
  • Jul 22 Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq
  • Jul 22 At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China
  • Jul 22 Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India
  • Jul 22 141st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 273 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • Jul 22 99th Tour de France won by Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain
  • Jul 23 A series of attacks across Iraq kill 103 people
  • Jul 24 Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia
  • Jul 24 John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills
  • Jul 25 Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones
  • Jul 25 Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia
  • Jul 25 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)
  • Jul 25 The UK economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.2% in GDP in the first quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011
  • Jul 25 The double dip recession in the UK economy continues with a fall of 0.7% in GDP in the second quarter of 2012
  • Jul 26 At least 200 people are killed in a day of violence in Syria
  • Jul 26 Insurgent attack kills 19 people and destroys a helicopter at Baqubah, Iraq
  • Jul 26 North Korea is hit by Tropical Storm Khanun, killing 88 people and leaving 60,000 people homeless

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jul 28 18 people are killed and 11 injured in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia
  • Jul 28 Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women's 400m individual medley in 4:28.43
  • Jul 29 Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea
  • Jul 30 Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Jul 30 Indian power grid failure leaves over 300 million without electricity
  • Jul 31 Two car bombs kill 21 people in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jul 31 A second power grid failure in two days leaves 670 million people in India without power
  • Aug 1 Typhoon Saola kills 82 people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines, Taiwan and China
  • Aug 1 8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"
  • Aug 2 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aug 3 United Nations General Assembly reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria
  • Aug 4 45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen
  • Aug 4 South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to compete at the Olympics
  • Aug 5 Gunman opens fire on Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin killing six people and committing suicide
  • Aug 5 19 people are killed by Kurdish rebels in Hakk
  • Aug 5 General Motors signs a record breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United
  • Aug 6 Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century
  • Aug 7 21 people are killed by a gun attack in a church in Okene, Nigeria
  • Aug 7 Heavy rain forces 20,000 people to flee their homes in Manila, Phillipines
  • Aug 7 200,000 people are evacuated from Shanghai in anticipation of Typhoon Haikui
  • Aug 8 China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies
  • Aug 8 16 people are killed from flooding from heavy rain in Manilla, Philippines
  • Aug 9 The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 9 Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 11 153 people are killed and 1300 injured in Tabriz and Ahar, Iran after two earthquakes of up to 6.4 magnitude
  • Aug 11 13 people are killed and 15 injured by a lightning strike at a Mosque in Bangladesh
  • Aug 12 94th PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy shoots a 275 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  • Aug 12 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom
  • Aug 13 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test
  • Aug 14 46 people are killed and 80 injured after a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan
  • Aug 14 Hungary falls back into recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012 following a fall of 1.0% in the first quarter
  • Aug 15 Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez becomes 23rd pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Tampa Bay)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 440

  • Aug 10 Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78
  • Aug 13 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher, dies at 90
  • Aug 13 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92
  • Aug 14 Ron Palillo, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 63
  • Aug 14 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Aug 15 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, American author, dies at 87
  • Aug 15 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), commits suicide at 56
  • Aug 16 William Windom, American actor, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Aug 18 Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73
  • Aug 19 Tony Scott, American director, commits suicide at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 20 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • Aug 20 Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian Prime Minister, dies from liver cancer at 57
  • Aug 20 Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), dies at 96
  • Aug 21 Georg Leber, German politician, dies at 91
  • Aug 21 William Thurston, American mathematician, dies from melanoma at 65
  • Aug 22 Nina Bawden, English author, dies at 87
  • Aug 23 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, dies from prostate cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 78
  • Aug 23 Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91
  • Aug 24 Pauli Ellefsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, dies at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 25 Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Aug 28 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), dies at 87
  • Aug 30 Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), dies of a gunshot wound at 44
  • Sep 1 Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister, dies from a brain tumour
  • Sep 1 Hal David, American Lyricist, dies at 91
  • Sep 2 Mark Abrahamian, guitarist (Starship), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Sep 3 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, dies from respiratory failure at 54
  • Sep 3 Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist, dies at 92
  • Sep 5 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
  • Sep 6 Art Modell [Arthur], American businessman, dies from heart failure at 87
  • Sep 6 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer, dies from cancer at 71
  • Sep 8 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer, dies from cancer at 69
  • Sep 9 Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
  • Sep 9 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer, dies from kidney failure at 90
  • Sep 10 Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
  • Sep 10 Lance LeGault, American actor, dies at 75
  • Sep 11 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • Sep 14 Louis Simpson, Jamaican poet, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Sep 16 John Ingle, American actor, dies from cancer at 84
  • Sep 17 Russell E. Train, American environmentalist, dies at 92
  • Sep 18 Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 18 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Sep 23 Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, shot dead at 46
  • Sep 25 Andy Williams, American singer, dies from bladder cancer at 84
  • Sep 26 Johnny Lewis, American actor, dies from injuries from a fall at 28
  • Sep 27 R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • Sep 27 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
  • Sep 30 Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater, dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Turhan Bey, Austrian born actor, dies from Parkinson's disease at 90
  • Oct 1 Eric J. Hobsbawm, British Marxist historian, dies from pneumonia at 95
  • Oct 5 Keith H.S. Campbell, British biologist, dies at 58
  • Oct 6 Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian president, dies from cancer at 83
  • Oct 7 John Martin Tchicai, Danish saxophonist, dies at 76
  • Oct 9 Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Oct 10 Alex Karras, American NFL player, dies from kidney failure at 77
  • Oct 10 Kyaw Zaw, Burmese politician and soldier, dies at 92
  • Oct 11 John Junior "Champ" Summers, American MLB player, dies from kidney cancer at 66
  • Oct 13 Gary Ennis Collins, American film and television actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • Oct 13 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73
  • Oct 14 Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 15 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, dies from a heart attack at 89

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Oct 16 Eddie Yost, American MLB player, dies from cardiovascular disease at 86
  • Oct 17 Sylvia Maria Kristel, Dutch actress, dies from throat and liver cancer at 60
  • Oct 17 Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • Oct 18 David Spencer Ware, American free jazz saxophonist, dies at 62
  • Oct 19 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian professional road racing cyclist, dies from an aneurysm at 91
  • Oct 21 George McGovern, US Politician, dies at 90
  • Oct 21 Yash Chopra, Indian director, dies from dengue fever and multiple organ failure at 80
  • Oct 21 Dann Cahn, American film editor, dies of natural causes at 89
  • Oct 22 Russell Means, Native American activist, dies from esophageal cancer at 72
  • Oct 22 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand rugby player, dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, dies at 89
  • Oct 24 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player, dies at 94
  • Oct 25 Jacques Barzun, French author, dies at 104
  • Oct 25 John Connelly, English footballer, dies from cancer at 74
  • Oct 28 Jack Dellal, British property investor/multi-millionaire, dies from natural causes at 83
  • Oct 31 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler, dies at 82
  • Nov 1 Pascual Perez, Dominican baseball player, bludgeoned to death at 55
  • Nov 2 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • Nov 3 Tommy Goodwin, British track cyclist, dies at 91
  • Nov 4 Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Nov 5 Charles V Bush, African-American pioneer, dies from colon cancer at 72
  • Nov 5 Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103
  • Nov 5 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], American body modifier, dies at 54
  • Nov 6 Clive Dunn, British actor, dies from complications following an operation at 92
  • Nov 6 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
  • Nov 7 Carmen Basilio [Carmine], American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85
  • Nov 8 Lucille Bliss, American voice artist, dies from natural causes at 96
  • Nov 9 Bill Tarmey, English actor, dies at 71
  • Nov 12 Sergio Oliva, American body builder, dies at 71
  • Nov 14 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • Nov 14 Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian political activist, killed by an airstrike at 53
  • Nov 16 Bob Scott, New Zealand Rugby player, dies at 91
  • Nov 17 Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88
  • Nov 18 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Nov 20 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98
  • Nov 22 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • Nov 23 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas), dies of complications from throat cancer at 81
  • Nov 24 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican professional boxer, dies from gunshot injuries at 50
  • Nov 25 Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician, dies at 81
  • Nov 25 Dinah Sheridan, English actress, dies at 92