On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 2012

Historical Events

  • NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Carey Jr, American actor (Back to the Future Part III, Gremlins), dies from natural causes at 91

Person of interestNorman Schwarzkopf

Norman Schwarzkopf, US Army General and commander of coalition forces in the Gulf War, dies of complications from pneumonia at 78

US General Norman Schwarzkopf
US General
Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower, dies at 79
2012 Highlights

About December 27, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn