What Happened on June 13, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Amazing Spider-Man" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival

  • A series of bombings across Iraq kill 93 and wound 300 people
  • San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros

Famous Deaths

  • Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, dies at 97
  • William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95