On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Roundfield, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), dies of drowning at 59
  • Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest 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