What Happened in 2012 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 736

  • Aug 16 113 people are killed and over 200 wounded in a series of attacks across Iraq
  • Aug 16 South African police open fire on striking mine workers and kill at least 34 people
  • Aug 17 Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years
  • Aug 17 Gay pride events are banned for a century in Moscow
  • Aug 18 Al-Qaeda militants kill 14 people in an attack in Aden, Yemen
  • Aug 18 NATO air strikes kill at least 13 militants in Afghanistan
  • Aug 19 32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan
  • Aug 20 20 people are killed in a riot in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Aug 20 South Africa become the top-ranked test cricket nation after defeating England
  • Aug 21 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus
  • Aug 22 47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war
  • Aug 22 48 people are killed in Kenyan tribal wars between the Pokomo and Orma
  • Aug 22 Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization
  • Aug 23 Four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia
  • Aug 23 At least 30 are killed as a result of monsoon rain in Rajasthan, India
  • Aug 24 Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan
  • Aug 24 Yangmingtan Bridge collapses in China killing three people
  • Aug 24 Both Apple and Samsung are found guilty of patent infringement in a South Korean court
  • Aug 24 A US jury in California finds that Samsung is guilty of patent infringement and awards over US$1 billion in damages to Apple
  • Aug 25 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
  • Aug 25 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar
  • Aug 25 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
  • Aug 25 Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977)
  • Aug 26 17 villagers in Afghanistan's Kajaki district are beheaded by an unknown organization
  • Aug 26 36 people are killed in a bus crash in Yan'an, China
  • Aug 26 A Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 26 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
  • Aug 27 First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Aug 28 Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate

Politician Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
  • Aug 29 Georgian hostage crisis results in 3 police officers and 10 militants being killed
  • Aug 29 Operation Eagle, undertaken by the Egyptian Army, results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23
  • Aug 29 Banana Spider venom is found to be effective in relieving erectile dysfunction

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • Aug 29 69th Venice Film Festival: "Pieta" directed by Kim Ki-duk wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 30 Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone
  • Aug 30 A blast in the in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, China, kills 26 miners with 21 missing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • Aug 31 Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 31 "Argo" directed by Ben Affleck and starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2013)

  • Sep 1 Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
  • Sep 1 US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan
  • Sep 1 Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
  • Sep 1 Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
  • Sep 2 15 people are killed by a car bomb attack at a refugee camp in Sbeineh, Palestine
  • Sep 2 A decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters is lifted from State television in Egypt
  • Sep 3 New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan
  • Sep 3 3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sep 3 Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea
  • Sep 4 25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan
  • Sep 4 42 people are killed and 25 injured as a passenger bus falls down a ravine in Morocco
  • Sep 4 Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
  • Sep 4 Carpet that can help prevent falls in elderly by warning them after detecting unusual footsteps is developed
  • Sep 5 54 people are killed and 50 injured after a firecracker factory explodes in Nadu
  • Sep 5 Austerity measure requires Greece to increase its maximum working days to six per week
  • Sep 5 25 are killed and 4 wounded after an ammunition store exploded in Afyon, Turkey
  • Sep 6 61 illegal immigrants die after a fishing boat capsizes off the coast of Turkey

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Sep 6 Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 6 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Singer Chris Brown
Chris Brown
Singer Rihanna
  • Sep 7 US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia
  • Sep 7 64 people are killed and 715 injured after a series of earthquakes in south-west China
  • Sep 7 Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada
  • Sep 8 6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Sep 8 8 people are killed after a tractor is hit by a train in Romania
  • Sep 9 17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria
  • Sep 9 100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 9 Armenia wins the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad
  • Sep 10 16 people are killed by a suicide bombing n Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • Sep 10 Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students
  • Sep 10 10,000 miners demonstrate at Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa
  • Sep 10 29 people are killed by floods and heavy rain in Vietnam
  • Sep 10 A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 132nd Men's U.S. Open: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 132nd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (6-2, 2-6, 7-5)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Sep 11 50 Al-Shabaab fighters are killed in conflict with the Somali National Army
  • Sep 11 The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador
  • Sep 11 The US is warned by Moody's that its AAA credit rating is at risk if lawmakers fail to produce a long-term debt reduction plan
  • Sep 11 29 people are killed and 11 injured after a bus runs off a mountain highway in Nepal
  • Sep 11 Japan nationalizes three of the disputed Senkaku Islands
  • Sep 12 18 soldiers are killed by a rebel car bomb in Syria
  • Sep 12 314 people are killed in factory fire in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sep 12 Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6
  • Sep 12 Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester
  • Sep 13 19 people are killed after a freight elevator crashes from 100 meters in Wuhan, China
  • Sep 13 33,000 people are evacuated after Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
  • Sep 13 Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya
  • Sep 14 21 people are killed after a ferry sank in Indonesia
  • Sep 15 Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s
  • Sep 16 8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan
  • Sep 16 8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey
  • Sep 16 14 people are killed and 7 wounded by a roadside bomb Jandol, Turkey
  • Sep 16 Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
  • Sep 16 Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike
  • Sep 16 NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement
  • Sep 16 37th Toronto International Film Festival: "Silver Linings Playbook" directed by David O. Russell wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 17 Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in China
  • Sep 17 China dispatches 1,000 fishing boats to Senkaku Islands
  • Sep 17 13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • Sep 17 United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 440 of 440

  • Nov 26 Joseph Murray, English plastic surgeon, dies from a hemorrhagic stroke at 93
  • Nov 27 Marvin Miller, American union leader, dies at 95
  • Nov 27 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
  • Nov 29 Merv Pregulman, American NFL player, dies at 90
  • Dec 1 Jovan Belcher, American football linebacker, commits suicide by gunshot at 25
  • Dec 1 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, dies at 85
  • Dec 4 Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80
  • Dec 4 Jack Brooks, American politician, dies at 89
  • Dec 4 Miguel Calero, Colombia footballer, dies from cerebral thrombosis at 41
  • Dec 4 Besse Cooper, American supercentenarian and world
  • Dec 5 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist, dies from heart failure at 91
  • Dec 5 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, dies from a respiratory infection at 104
  • Dec 9 Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 9 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

Singer Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera
  • Dec 9 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, dies at 91
  • Dec 10 Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi President, dies from heart surgery complications at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 11 Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
  • Dec 14 Klaus Köste, German gymnast, dies at 69
  • Dec 17 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician, dies from respiratory complications at 88
  • Dec 18 Marcus Worsley, British Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, dies at 87
  • Dec 19 Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
  • Dec 19 Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68
  • Dec 19 Larry Morris, American NFL player, dies at 79
  • Dec 20 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91
  • Dec 22 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter, dies at 88
  • Dec 24 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 24 Charles Durning, American actor, dies from natural causes at 89
  • Dec 24 Jack Klugman, American actor, dies at 90
  • Dec 24 Hugh Atkin, American composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 25 Frank Calabrese Sr [Frankie Breeze], American mafia hitman, dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier, dies at 84
  • Dec 26 Gerry Anderson, English writer/producer/director, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Dec 27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower, dies at 79
  • Dec 27 Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, dies from natural causes at 91
  • Dec 27 Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr, US Army General, dies from complications from pneumonia at 78
  • Dec 28 Jayne Cortez, African-American poet, dies at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 29 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, dies from a heart attack at 66

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • Dec 29 Jean Topart, French actor, dies at 90
  • Dec 30 Rita Levi-Montalcini, neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies from natural causes at 103