What Happened on July 18, 2012

Historical Events

  • 14 people are killed after a bomb explosion at Pakistan's Orakzai Agency
  • 24 people are killed after a ferry sinks off the coast of Zanzibar
  • 6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria

Appointment of Interest

Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army

  • Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence
  • Violence across Syria results in 97 deaths
2012 History

Famous Divorces

John Cena

WWE wrestler John Cena (35) divorces Elizabeth Huberdeau (33) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 3 years of getting married

Famous Deaths

  • Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema", dies of kidney problems at 69

About July 18, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • UK #1 Song: Payphone - Maroon 5 Ft. Wiz Khalifa