On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chinese leader Xi Jinping says the country will reduce its carbon intensity by 65% by 2030

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

Event of interestEvent of Interest

UN Chief Antonio Guterres urges world's leaders to declare "climate emergency" to avoid catastrophic global warning on 5th anniversary of Paris Climate Accord

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres

Famous Deaths

  • Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), dies at 71 [1]
  • Charley Pride, American country singer (Sweet Country), dies of Covid-19 complications at 86 [1]
  • Jack Steinberger, American physicist (1988 Nobel Prize for Physics - Neutrinos), dies at 99 [1]
  • John le Carré [pen name for David Cornwell], English novelist (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), dies at 89
  • Motjeka Madisha, South African soccer defender (13 caps; Mamelodi Sundowns), dies in car accident at 25
2020 Highlights

About December 12, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius