What Happened on December 17, 2012

Historical Events

  • 10 girls collecting firewood are killed by a mine blast in east Afghanistan
  • 17 people are killed and 70 are injured by a blast in a market in the Khyber Agency, Pakistan
  • 18 people drown after an overloaded boat sinks in Cotonou, Benin
  • Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world's oldest verified man at 116 years old
  • NASA completes a successful mission to map the Moon’s gravity field

Famous Weddings

  • Minnesota Vikings football quarterback Christian Ponder (25) weds ESPN reporter Samantha Steele (27) in Hudson, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Spedding, British biologist and animal welfare advocate, dies at 87
  • Daniel K. Inouye, American politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), dies from respiratory complications at 88
2012 Highlights

About December 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • UK #1 Song: He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - Justice Collective