On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 2012

Historical Events

  • 61st NBA All-Star Game, Amway Centre, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 152-149; MVP: Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder, F

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

84th Academy Awards: "The Artist" wins five Oscars and becomes the first silent film to win since 1927, Jean Dujardin & Meryl Streep also win

Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actor and Comedian Jean Dujardin
Actor and Comedian
Jean Dujardin
  • Bus plunges off a cliff in Shanxi, China causing 15 deaths
  • Train derailment kills 3 and injures 45 in Burlington, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Rolf "Hazy" Osterwald, Swiss jazz bandleader, trumpeter, and vibraphonist, dies at 90
2012 Highlights

About February 26, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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