On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 2012

Historical Events

  • 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
  • 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
  • 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar
  • Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestNeil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong

2012 Highlights

About August 25, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo