On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 2012

Historical Events

  • 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking
  • HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering

Famous Deaths

  • Colleen Walker, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1997), dies of cancer at 56

Person of interestRavi Shankar

Ravi Shankar [Chowdhury], Bengali Brahmin sitar master and Indian classical music composer (West Meets East; Concert for Bangladesh), dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar

2012 Highlights

About December 11, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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