On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 2012

Historical Events

  • 13 people are killed and 15 injured by a lightning strike at a Mosque in Bangladesh
  • 153 people are killed and 1300 injured in Tabriz and Ahar, Iran after two earthquakes of up to 6.4 magnitude

Famous Weddings

  • "The Hangover" actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis (42) weds co-founder of the Growing Voices charity Quinn Lundberg at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Carlo Curley, American classical concert organist dies at 59
  • Sid Waddell, English darts commentator (the 'Voice of Darts'; Granada, BBC, Sky Sports), dies from bowel cancer at 72
2012 Highlights

About August 11, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo