What Happened on August 6, 2012

Historical Events

  • "Cruise" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year 2013)
  • A large fire erupts at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Ohio, injuring six employees
  • Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century
2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Roundfield, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), dies from drowning at 59
  • Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (The Sting; A Chorus Line), dies at 68
  • Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), dies at 74
  • Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and violinist (Paganini), dies from heart failure at 94
  • Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, dies at 98

About August 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • UK #1 Song: Spectrum - Florence & The Machine