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 Prime Minister, dies from liver cancer at 57
Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

2012 Highlights

About August 20, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo