On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Animated film "Ice Age" directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, with voices by Denis Leary and John Leguizamo premieres
  • US crime series "The Shield" starring Michael Chiklis premieres on FX

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Paul Riopelle, Quebec painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), dies of heart failure at 56
  • Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot politician (b. 1932)