On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 46 people are killed and 80 injured after a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan
  • Hungary falls back into recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012 following a fall of 1.0% in the first quarter

Famous Divorces

  • "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada divorces NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) due to irretrievably broken marriage only 41 days after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (Nora, Fort Worth), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Ron Palillo, American actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), dies from a heart attack at 63