On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Dark Knight Rises", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, premieres in New York

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Comedian Russell Brand
Russell Brand
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Babbitt [Robert Kreinar], Hungarian-American bassist (The Funk Brothers), dies of brain cancer at 74
  • Jon Lord, English musician, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92