On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 2012

Historical Events

  • 3 people are shot dead and two critically wounded after being shot by an unknown gunman in Downey, California
  • Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Jamaica killing 1 person and causing over $50 million in damage
  • Libyan militias capture Bani Walid resulting in 130 civilian deaths

Famous Deaths

  • Anita Bj√∂rk, Swedish actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People), dies at 89
  • Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 55
  • Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies at 94
2012 Highlights

About October 24, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One More Night - Maroon 5
  • UK #1 Song: Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris/Florence Welch