On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 2012

Historical Events

  • 200 people are executed by the Syrian army in Homs
  • 21 security personnel are killed by Pakistani Taliban near Peshawar
  • 5 people are killed in a Tupolev Tu-204 plane crash in Moscow

Famous Weddings

  • "The Glades" actress Kiele Sanchez (36) weds "Friday Night Lights" actor Zach Gilford (31) in Napa Valley, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Topart, French voice and film actor regarded as "one of the inimitable voices of French cinema" (Fantastic Planet), dies at 90

Tony Greig

Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, dies from a heart attack at 66

2012 Highlights

About December 29, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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