On This Day

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

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot

Sports History

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

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Historic Event

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Famous Deaths

  • Antoni Tapies, Spanish painter, sculptor and theorist (Dau al Set) dies at 88
  • 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
2012 Highlights

About February 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

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