What Happened on July 20, 2012

Historical Events

  • 12 people are killed and 59 injured after a gunman opens fire at a Dark Knight movie premier in Aurora, Colorado,
  • 21 people are killed and 29 injured in a bus accident in Nayarit, Mexico

Famous Divorces

  • "Game of Thrones" actress Lena Headey (38) divorces musician Peter Loughran due to irreconcilable differences

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Germain Porter, American golfer (US Curtis Cup winning captain 1966), dies at 88
  • Simon Ward, English actor, dies at 70
  • Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), dies at 84

About July 20, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 10 months and 9 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