On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • At least 30 are killed as a result of monsoon rain in Rajasthan, India
  • Four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia

Famous Deaths

  • Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, dies from prostate cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 78
  • Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91