On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 2012

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Danielle Steel’s novel “Friends Forever: A Novel” is published

  • Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia
  • John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills

Famous Deaths

  • Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), dies from lung cancer at 75
  • John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68
  • Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), dies at 86
  • Sherman Hemsley, American actor (All in the Family; The Jeffersons; Amen), dies from natural causes at 74
2012 Highlights

About July 24, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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