On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays first performed found under a pub in London

  • A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people
  • Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist and three time Nobel Prize nominee (hominid fossil sites), dies at 86