On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 2012

Historical Events

  • 21st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 32-28
  • 8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia
  • 8th ACC Championship Game: #13 Florida State beats Georgia Tech, 21-15

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Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico

President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto
President of Mexico
Enrique Peña Nieto

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Ex-England soccer captain David Beckham leaves LA Galaxy triumphantly with a second MLS Cup winner's medal after a 3-1 win over Houston Dynamo in Carson, CA; final game of a 6-year stint in US

Football Star David Beckham
Football Star
David Beckham

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FC Barcelona with 13 wins and a draw sets new La Liga start to Spanish football season record; Lionel Messi scores twice in 5-1 win over Athletic Bilbao; pass Real Madrid's 1991-92 season mark

Football Star Lionel Messi
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Lionel Messi
  • Ukrainian Anna Ushenina beats Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria, 3½-2½ in 2 rapid tie breaks to win the World Women's Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

Famous Weddings

  • "The Bachelorette" reality star Ashley Hebert weds J.P. Rosenbaum at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California
  • "X Factor" and "Extra" host Mario Lopez (39) weds actress Courtney Mazza (31) in an outdoor ceremony in Punta Mita, Mexico
  • Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (32) weds Lauren Anne Birchfield (28) at the Community Church in Corona del Mar, California
  • Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer (Britten's "War Requiem"), dies at 85
  • Rick Majerus, American college basketball coach (5× WAC Coach of the Year; Uni of Utah), dies of heart failure at 64
2012 Highlights

About December 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius