On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 2011

Historical Events

  • 32nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 Connecticut beats #3 Louisville, 69-66
  • A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Morello, American jazz drummer (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Blue Rondo à la Turk"), dies at 82
  • [Augustus] Owsley Stanley III, American audio engineer and LSD cook who worked with the Grateful Dead, dies in a car crash in Australia at 76
2011 Highlights

About March 12, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces