On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 2012

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Park Geun-hye wins the South Korean presidential election to become the nation’s first female president

1st Female President of South Korea Park Geun-hye
1st Female President of South Korea
Park Geun-hye
  • UBS bank is fined $1.5 billion for its role in manipulating the Libor rate

Famous Deaths

  • Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68
  • Larry Morris, American NFL player, dies at 79
  • Piet de Visser, Dutch politician (PvdA), dies at 81
  • Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
  • Sir Lawrence "Lawrie" Barratt, British businessman and housing developer (Barratt Developments), dies at 85
2012 Highlights

About December 19, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius