What Happened on August 30, 2012

Historical Events

  • A blast in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, China, kills 26 miners with 21 missing

Sports History

Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open

  • Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone
2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), dies of a gunshot wound at 44

About August 30, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 10 years and 9 months
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
  • UK #1 Song: Bom Bom - Sam & The Womp