On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 11 kindergarten children are killed after a minivan plunges into a roadside pond in Jiangxi, China

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Durning, American actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), dies from natural causes at 89
  • Hugh Atkin, American composer, dies at 88
  • Jack Klugman, American actor (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), dies at 90
  • Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, dies at 76