What Happened on December 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday

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
  • Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Ukranian 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, dies at 85
  • Jovan Belcher, American football linebacker, commits suicide by gunshot at 25