On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 2001

Historical Events

  • In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
  • Taliban forces abandon Afghanistan's capital Kabul, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • Tony Miles, English chess grandmaster, dies at 46
2001 Highlights

About November 12, 2001

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 20 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Veterans Day (United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio