What Happened on February 12, 2014

Historical Events

Historic Event

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin is found guilty on corruption charges and sentenced to ten years in prison

  • German Nordic combined skier Eric Frenzel wins the 1st of 3 career Olympic gold medals in Individual normal hill/10 km event in Sochi; wins event again Pyeongchang and long hill 4 x 5k relay

Historic Event

Intel entrepreneur and co-founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, claims that 50% of US jobs are under threat of being mechanized within 10 years

  • Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze of Slovenia tie for gold in the women’s downhill event at 1:41.57s at the Sochi Winter Games; first-ever dead-heat in Olympic alpine skiing
  • Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating

Famous Deaths

  • Diarmuid Downs, British automotive engineer, dies at 91
  • Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 91
2014 Highlights

About February 12, 2014

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
  • UK #1 Song: Rather Be - Clean Bandit Ft. Jess Glynne