What Happened on August 31, 2012

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Argo" directed by Ben Affleck and starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2013)

  • Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Max Bygraves [Walter William Bygraves], British actor (Charley Moon, Spare the Rod, Tom Brown's School Days), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Sergey Sokolov, Soviet marshal and Minister of Defence of the Soviet Union (1984-87), dies at 101
2012 Highlights

About August 31, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 10 years and 5 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