What Happened on December 26, 2012

Historical Events

  • China opens the world’s longest high speed rail route from Beijing to Guangzhou

Famous Deaths

  • Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter (Rescue Me), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Gerry Anderson, English writer/producer/director, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
2012 Highlights

About December 26, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • UK #1 Song: Impossible - James Arthur