On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 54th Grammy Awards: Rolling In The Deep, Bon Iver wins
  • 65th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Artist" Best Film, Michel Hazanavicius Best Director
  • Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is re-elected President of Turkmenistan with 97% of the vote
  • Zambia defeat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations

Famous Deaths

  • David Kelly, Irish actor (Grandpa Joe-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), dies of pneumonia and lung cancer at 82
  • John Severin, American comic book artist, dies at 90
  • Zina Bethune, American actress, dies from hit and run at 66