What Happened on December 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 8 people are killed and 12 injured by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in South Korea
  • In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne cuts the UK growth forecast for 2013 to 1.2% from the 2% forecast in the budget

Famous Deaths

  • Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist, dies from heart failure at 91
  • Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, dies from a respiratory infection at 104