On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq
  • Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983
  • MLB Draft: Puerto Rico Academy & HS shortstop Carlos Correa first pick by Houston Astros
  • US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi
  • Wedding party bus crashes killing 23 and injuring 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan

Famous Divorces

  • "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (37) divorces composer Mike Verta (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • George Marino, American Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer who worked with Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Herb [Herbert] Reed, American musician (The Platters), dies at 83
  • Pedro Borb√≥n, Dominican baseball pitcher (World Series 1975-76; Cincinnati Reds), dies from cancer at 65