On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 2012

Historical Events

  • 9,000 residents are evacuated from Wagga Wagga, Australia, as the Murrimbidgee River threatens to overflow

Album Release

Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album "Wrecking Ball"

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Payne, American Congressman, dies from colon cancer at 77
  • Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese President, dies at 75
  • Gene “Joe” Byrd, American jazz bassist (Charlie Byrd Trio), dies in a car crash at 78
  • Jaap Boersma, Dutch politician (Minister for Social Affairs (ARP)), dies at 82
  • Lucia Mannucci, Italian jazz singer (Quartetto Cetra, 1947-88), dies at 91
  • Robert Sherman, American songwriter, dies at 86
2012 Highlights

About March 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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