On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

  • Joseph Albert Morello, American jazz drummer, 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