On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 2012

Historical Events

The Scream

A pastel version of "The Scream", by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch sells at auction for $119,922,500

Sports History

Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals


Famous Deaths

  • Junior Seau, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (12 x Pro Bowl; 6 × First-team All-Pro; NFL Defensive Player of the Year 1992; SD Chargers), commits suicide at 43
  • Zvi Zeitlin, Russian-American classical violinist and music professor (Eastman School, 1967-2012), dies at 90
2012 Highlights

About May 2, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 years and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • UK #1 Song: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen