What Happened on May 29, 2012

Historical Events

  • A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy
  • Facebook's problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million from technical glitches
  • Indonesian police make the biggest drug bust in ten years after seizing over a million ecstasy pills valued at $45 million
  • Thousands march in protest in Johannesburg against Brett Murray's controversial painting The Spear
2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • (Arthel) "Doc" Watson, American Grammy Award-winning bluegrass, folk, and blues guitarist, songwriter, and singer, dies from complications following surgery at 89
  • Mark Minkov, Russian/Soviet theater and film score composer, dies at 67

About May 29, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 11 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • UK #1 Song: We Are Young - Fun Ft. Janelle Monae