On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 2012

Historical Events

  • 20 people are killed in a riot in Caracas, Venezuela
  • South Africa become the top-ranked test cricket nation after defeating England

Famous Divorces

  • The man known primarily for gatecrashing the White House, Tareq Salahi (42) divorces socialite Michaele Salahi (46) due to adultery, desertion and construction desertion

Famous Deaths

  • Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), dies at 96
  • Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian politician (President, 1991-95; Prime Minister, 1995-2012), dies from liver cancer at 57

2012 Highlights

About August 20, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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