On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 2012

Historical Events


Person of InterestThe Scream

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

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The Scream, pastel on cardboard by Edvard Munch
The Scream, pastel on cardboard by Edvard Munch
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

Famous Deaths

  • Junior Seau, American NFL inside linebacker, 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? 8 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus