On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), dies of a gunshot wound at 44
2012 Highlights

About August 30, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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