On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 2012

Historical Events

  • 35 people are killed by a Nigerian military bomb struck a convoy in Maiduguri

Film release premierFilm Premier

Film "Lincoln" directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, base on the biography by Doris Kearns Goodwin premieres

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis
Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis
Writer and Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Writer and Historian
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent

Developmental biologist John B. Gurdon
Developmental biologist
John B. Gurdon
Physician Shinya Yamanaka
Physician
Shinya Yamanaka
  • Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament
2012 Highlights

About October 8, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

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