On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 2000

Historical Events

  • Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

Famous Deaths

  • P. L. Deshpande, Indian Marathi writer, dies at 80
2000 Highlights

About June 12, 2000

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini