On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 2012

Historical Events

  • 13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan
  • 6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala
  • Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud

Sports History

Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title

  • The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Moulton, English engineer and bicycle designer (folding bicycle), dies at 92
  • Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (Sonata Forms), dies at 85

Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

  • Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), dies at 91
  • Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89
2012 Highlights

About December 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Diamonds - Rihanna
  • UK #1 Song: Impossible - James Arthur