On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 200,000 people are evacuated from Shanghai in anticipation of Typhoon Haikui
  • 21 people are killed by a gun attack in a church in Okene, Nigeria
  • Heavy rain forces 20,000 people to flee their homes in Manila, Phillipines

Famous Deaths

  • Judith Crist, American film critic (TV Guide, Today), dies at 90