On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Winona Ryder is arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Ashley Judd (33) weds race car driver Dario Franchetti (28) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Ardito Desio, Italian explorer and topographer, dies at 104
  • Jean Richard, French actor (b. 1921)