What Happened on October 9, 2012

Historical Events

Event of Interest

25,000 people in Athens protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel

  • Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics

Event of Interest

Women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai is shot three times by a Taliban gunman as she tried to board her school bus in Swat district of northwest Pakistan

2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Theo Olof, German-Dutch violinist and concert master, dies at 88

About October 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One More Night - Maroon 5
  • UK #1 Song: Diamonds - Rihanna