On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 2012

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 (Guns N' Roses; Bon Jovi; Stevie Wonder; John Lennon & Yoko Ono), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Herb Reed, American pop singer (The Platters - "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), dies from multiple medical complications at 83
  • Pedro Borb√≥n, Dominican baseball pitcher (World Series 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds), dies from cancer at 65
2012 Highlights

About June 4, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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