On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 2012

Historical Events

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"Gangnam Style" by Psy becomes the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube

K-Pop Star Psy
K-Pop Star
  • 39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya

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Flavor Flav's Chicken & Ribs opens inĀ Sterling Heights, Michigan

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar reaches the date
  • The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 bringing the total number of cancelled games to 625

Famous Weddings

  • "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion (51) weds fine-arts photographer Rubem Robierb (35) at the couple's apartment in Manhattan
  • "McFly" drummer Harry Judd (27) weds former Escala violinist Izzy Johnston (29) at St Nicholas Church in Harpenden, Herts
  • "Rolling Stones" guitarist Ronnie Wood (65) weds theater producer Sally Humphreys (34) at Dorchester Hotel in London
  • CNN anchor Erin Burnett (36) weds finance executive David Rubulotta (42) in New York City Hall

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Dorman, American rock bassist (Iron Butterfly; Captain Beyond), dies at 70
2012 Highlights

About December 21, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius