On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 2012

Historical Events

  • Cold snap across Europe kills more than 100 people (over 400 people by 08-02)
  • MV Rabaul Queen sinks off the coast of Papua New Guinea with 246 people saved and 126 missing (100 of these estimated to be trapped inside)
  • NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 88
2012 Highlights

About February 2, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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