On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 2012

Historical Events

  • 99th Tour de France won by Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain
  • At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: South African Ernie Els wins his 2nd Claret Jug, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Adam Scott of Australia

Golfer Ernie Els
Ernie Els
  • Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq
  • Hashim Amla smashes 311 not out in South Africa's inning and 12 run 1st Test win over England at The Oval; first South African to score a triple-century in Test cricket
  • Pranab Mukherjee is elected 13th President of India

Famous Deaths

  • George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92
  • Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), dies at 92
2012 Highlights

About July 22, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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