What Happened on December 19, 2012

Historical Events

Election of Interest

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

  • 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 lawyer, government official (US Solicitor General, 1973-77), jurist (US Court of Appeals, 1982-88), rejected Supreme Court nominee (1987), and professor (Yale),dies from heart disease at 85
  • Sir Lawrence "Lawrie" Barratt, British businessman and housing developer (Barratt Developments), dies at 85

About December 19, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 9 months and 3 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