On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 2008

Historical Events

  • Andrei Klepach, a deputy economics minister of Russia, states that Russia has entered the recession, with two quarters of contraction expected, meaning Russia will fall short of reaching the 6.8% growth forecast for 2008

Famous Weddings

  • Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger (57) weds former model Dee Ocleppo in Greenwich, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Avery Dulles, Roman Catholic Cardinal, heologian (b. 1918)
  • Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot former president (b. 1934)
  • Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, dies at 92
2008 Highlights

About December 12, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius