On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 2012

Historical Events

  • New Zealand wins inaugural Rugby Championship with a 32-16 win over South Africa in Johannesburg; undefeated All Blacks score 4 tries to 1 with Dan Carter booting 3 conversions, a penalty & dropped goal

Historic Event

Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League grand final

Famous Weddings

Audra McDonald

Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald

Famous Deaths

  • Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian president, dies from cancer at 83
  • Raoul de Keyser, Flemish painter, dies at 82
2012 Highlights

About October 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 9 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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