On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 2019

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

British General Election won by Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in landslide win with 80 seat majority. Scottish National Party also wins 48 of 59 seats in Scotland.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • Deepest point on land on earth identified under Denman Glacier, east Antarctica at 3.5km (11,500ft) below sea level

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Muller, New Zealand rugby union prop (14 caps; Taranaki), dies at 77
  • Danny Aiello, American actor (Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing), dies at 86
  • Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), dies of congestive heart failure at 83
  • Jorge Hern├índez, Cuban boxer Olympic gold light flyweight 1976; World C'ship gold 1974, 78), dies at 65
  • Peter Snell, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1960, 64; 1,500m 1964), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Vaughan Johnson, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1989-92; New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles), dies of kidney disease at 57
2019 Highlights

About December 12, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius