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

Person of interestTony Greig

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

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig

2012 Highlights

About December 29, 2012

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

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn