On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 2012

Historical Events

  • Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
  • Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
  • Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
  • US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan

Famous Weddings

  • "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams (31) weds real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee (32) in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Hal David, American lyricist ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"; "What The World Needs Now Is Love";"Do You Know the Way to San Jose"), dies at 91
  • Sat Mahajan, Indian politician (Rural Development Minister), dies at 85
  • Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-95), dies from a brain tumour
2012 Highlights

About September 1, 2012

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

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