What Happened on August 12, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.

Famous Weddings

  • "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestLoretta Young

Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), dies of ovarian cancer at 87

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • Patrick Peter Sacco, American composer, dies at 71