On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 2012

Historical Events

  • 14 people are killed and 7 wounded by a roadside bomb Jandol, Turkey
  • 37th Toronto International Film Festival: "Silver Linings Playbook" directed by David O. Russell wins the People's Choice Award
  • 8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan
  • 8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey
  • Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
  • British Open Women's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Jiyai Shin wins her second Open title, 9 strokes ahead of fellow South Korean Inbee Park
  • Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike
  • NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement

Famous Deaths

  • John Ingle, American actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), dies from cancer at 84
  • Ragnhild Alexandra [Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen], Norwegian princess, dies of cancer at 82
2012 Highlights

About September 16, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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