On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 2012

Historical Events

  • 29 people are killed by a mortar attack in Bteeha, Syria
  • Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines, killing at least 81 people

Famous Weddings

  • "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans (21) weds Courtland Rogers (26) at a courthouse in Brunswick County, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Besse Cooper, American supercentenarian and world's oldest living person (June 21, 2011 - December 4, 2012)
  • Jack Brooks, American politician, dies at 89
  • Jonathan Harvey, British composer (Bhakti; Wheel of Emptiness),educator, and musicologist (Music of Stockhausen), dies at 73
  • Miguel Calero, Colombian soccer goalkeeper (50 caps; Copa América 2001; Pachuca), dies from cerebral thrombosis at 41
  • Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80
2012 Highlights

About December 4, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 9 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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