What Happened on February 6, 2012

Historical Events

  • 6.9 magnitude quake hits near the central Philippines with 43 confirmed deaths

Music History

Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Laureus Awards

Laureus World Sports Awards, Central Hall Westminster, London, England: Sportsman: Novak Đoković; Sportswoman: Vivian Cheruiyot; Team: FC Barcelona

Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so

2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • Antoni Tapies, Spanish painter, sculptor and theorist (Dau al Set), dies at 88
  • Billy Bean, American jazz guitarist (John Lewis; Herbie Mann; Bud Shank), dies at 79
  • Janice Voss, American astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), dies from breast cancer at 55
  • Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), dies at 77
  • Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African-American woman architect in NY & California, dies at 85
  • Peter Breck, American actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), dies at 82

About February 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

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