On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

20th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

Singer-songwriter Adele
  • 6.0 magnitude earthquake kills 6 and injures dozens in northern Italy
  • Tomislav Nikolić elected president of Serbia

Famous Deaths

  • Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, convicted bomber (Pan Am 103), dies from prostate cancer at 60
  • Robert Nix, American musician (founding member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section), dies at 67

Person of interestRobin Gibb

Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb