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MMXII

Ab urbe condita 2765
Armenian calendar 1461
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԱ
Bahá'í calendar 168 – 169
Buddhist calendar 2556
Coptic calendar 1728 – 1729
Ethiopian calendar 2004 – 2005
Hebrew calendar 5772 5773
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 - Vikram Samvat 2067 – 2068
 - Shaka Samvat 1934 – 1935
 - Kali Yuga 5113 – 5114
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Iranian calendar 1390 – 1391
Islamic calendar 1433 – 1434
Japanese calendar Heisei 24


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(皇紀2672年)
Julian calendar 2057
Korean calendar 4345
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2012 (MMXII ) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, the 12th year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.

2012 was designated as:

  • International Year of Cooperatives[1]
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All[2]

Events[]

January[]

  • January 7 – A hot air balloon crashes near Carterton, New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board.
  • January 13 – The Costa Concordia cruise ship wrecks off the western coast of Italy.
  • January 10A bombing in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, kills at least 30 people and 78 others injured.
  • January 12 – Violent protests occur in Bucharest, Romania, as two-day-old demonstrations continue against President Traian Băsescu's economic austerity measures. Clashes are reported in numerous Romanian cities between protesters and law enforcement officers.
  • January 13 - The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy due to the captain Francesco Schettino's negligence and irresponsibility. There are 32 confirmed deaths.
  • January 19 - The Hong Kong-based file-sharing website Megaupload is shut down by the FBI.
  • January 23Iran–European Union relations: The European Union adopts an embargo against Iran in protest of its continued effort to enrich uranium.[3]

February[]

  • February 6 – The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and the 60th anniversary of her becoming Head of the Commonwealth.[4][5]
  • February 19Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France, following sanctions put in place by the European Union and the United States in January.[6]
  • February 21Greek government-debt crisis: Eurozone finance ministers reach an agreement on a second, 130-billion Greek bailout.[7]

March[]

  • March 13 – After 246 years since its first publication, the Encyclopædia Britannica discontinues its print edition.[8]
  • March 22 – The President of Mali, Amadou Toumani Touré, is ousted in a coup d'état after mutinous soldiers attack government offices.[9]

April[]

  • April 6 – The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad unilaterally declares the independence of Azawad from Mali.[10]
  • April 12Mutinous soldiers in Guinea-Bissau stage a coup d'état and take control of the capital city, Bissau. They arrest interim President Raimundo Pereira and leading presidential candidate Carlos Gomes Júnior in the midst of a presidential election campaign.[11]
  • April 13Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3, a North Korean Earth observation satellite, explodes shortly after launch. The United States and other countries had called the impending launch a violation of United Nations Security Council demands.[12] The launch was planned to mark the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the republic.[12]
  • April 26 – Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leone Civil War.[13]

May[]

  • May 2 – A pastel version of The Scream, by the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for US$120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for an auctioned work of art.[14][15]
  • May 12August 12 – The 2012 World Expo takes place in Yeosu, South Korea.[16]
  • May 22Tokyo Skytree, the tallest self-supporting tower in the world at 634 metres high, is opened to the public.[17]

June[]

  • June 56 – The century's second and last solar transit of Venus occurs. The next pair are predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125.[18]
  • June 18Shenzhou 9, a Chinese spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts, including the first-ever female, docks manually with orbiting module Tiangong-1, making them the third country, after the United States and Russia, to successfully perform the mission.[19]
  • June 24Lonesome George, the last known individual of the Pinta Island tortoise subspecies, dies in Galápagos National Park, thus making the subspecies extinct.[20]

July[]

  • July 4CERN announces the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson after experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.[21][22][23][24][25]
  • July 202012 Aurora shooting: Twelve people die and 58 are injured in a mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. The shooter, James Holmes, opens fire on a crowd during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. He is found behind the theater claiming to be "The Joker".[26]
  • July 27August 12 – The 2012 Summer Olympics are held in London, England, United Kingdom.[27]
  • July 3031 – In the worst power outage in world history, the 2012 India blackouts leave 620 million people without power.[28][29][30]

August[]

  • August 6Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, successfully lands on Mars.[31]
  • August 31Armenia severs diplomatic relations with Hungary, following the extradition to Azerbaijan and subsequent pardoning of Ramil Safarov, who was convicted of killing an Armenian soldier in Hungary in 2004. The move is also met with fierce criticism from other countries.[32]

September[]

  • September 7 – Canada officially cuts diplomatic ties with Iran by closing its embassy in Tehran, and orders the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from Ottawa, over support for Syria, nuclear plans and human rights abuses.[33]
  • September 1127 – A series of terrorist attacks are directed against United States diplomatic missions worldwide, as well as diplomatic missions of Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the US, opinions are divided over whether the attacks are a reaction to a YouTube trailer for the film Innocence of Muslims. In Libya, among the dead is US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.[34][35][36][37][38]

October[]

  • October 14 – Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner becomes the first person to break the sound barrier without any machine assistance during a record space dive out of the Red Bull Stratos helium-filled balloon from 24 miles (39 kilometers) over Roswell, New Mexico in the United States.[39][40][41]
  • October 16 – Seven paintings worth $25 million are stolen from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.[42][43][44][45]

November[]

  • November 13 - A total solar eclipse occurred in parts of Australia and the South Pacific.
  • November 1421Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense against the Palestinian-governed Gaza Strip, killing Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari. In the following week 140 Palestinians and five Israelis are killed in an ensuing cycle of violence. A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is announced by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the week-long escalation in hostilities in Southern Israel and the Gaza Strip.[46][47][48][49][50]
  • November 25December 9Typhoon Bopha, known as "Pablo" in the Philippines, kills at least 1,067 with around 838 people still missing. The typhoon causes considerable damage in the island of Mindanao.[51][52][53]
  • November 29 – The UN General Assembly approves a motion granting Palestine non-member observer state status.[54]

December[]

  • December 8 – In Qatar, the UN Climate Change Conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.[55]
  • December 14Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Twenty-eight people, including the gunman, are killed in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
  • December 19 - Park Geun-hye is elected the first female president of South Korea.

Births[]

Deaths[]

January[]

Etta James

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro

  • January 1Kiro Gligorov, 1st President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1917)
  • January 3Josef Škvorecký, Czech writer (b. 1924)
  • January 9Malam Bacai Sanhá, 4th President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1947)
  • January 13
    • Rauf Denktaş, Cypriot-born politician (b. 1924)
    • Miljan Miljanić, Yugoslavian-born footballer (b. 1930)
  • January 15Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Spanish politician (b. 1922)
  • January 20
    • Etta James, American singer (b. 1938)
    • Jiří Raška, Czech ski jumper (b. 1941)
  • January 24Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek filmmaker (b. 1935)
  • January 29
    • François Migault, French racing driver (b. 1944)
    • Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, 9th President of Italy (b. 1918)

February[]

Whitney Houston

Renato Dulbecco

Davy Jones

March[]

Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria

George Tupou V

  • March 1Lucio Dalla, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
  • March 6Francisco Xavier do Amaral, 1st President of East Timor (b. 1937)
  • March 7Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish footballer (b. 1957)
  • March 10
    • Jean Giraud, French comics artist (b. 1938)
    • Frank Sherwood Rowland, American Nobel chemist (b. 1927)
  • March 14Ċensu Tabone, 4th President of Malta (b. 1913)
  • March 16Estanislau Basora, Spanish footballer (b. 1926)
  • March 17
    • John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-American Nazi war crimes defendant (b. 1920)
    • Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, (b. 1923)
  • March 18George Tupou V, King of Tonga (b. 1948)
  • March 21Tonino Guerra, Italian screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • March 23
    • Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, President of Somalia (2004–2008) (b. 1934)
    • Naji Talib, 52nd Prime Minister of Iraq (b. 1917)
  • March 25Antonio Tabucchi, Italian writer (b. 1943)
  • March 27Adrienne Rich, American writer and feminist (b. 1929)
  • March 28
    • Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian composer (b. 1920)
    • Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass musician (b. 1924)

April[]

Mike Wallace

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller

  • April 1
    • Miguel de la Madrid, 52nd President of Mexico (b. 1934)
    • Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian footballer (b. 1947)
  • April 5Bingu wa Mutharika, 3rd President of Malawi (b. 1934)
  • April 7
    • Takeshi Aono, Japanese voice actor (b. 1936)
    • Mike Wallace, American journalist (b. 1918)
  • April 11Ahmed Ben Bella, 1st President of Algeria (b. 1916)
  • April 15Murray Rose, Australian swimmer (b. 1939)
  • April 16Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping magnate (b. 1913)
  • April 18Dick Clark, American television host and producer (b. 1929)
  • April 19Levon Helm, American musician (b. 1940)
  • April 20Valeri Vasiliev, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
  • April 21Charles Colson, American evangelist (b. 1931)
  • April 23Roland Dale, American Football Player (b. 1927)
  • April 28Ervin Zádor, Hungarian water polo player (b. 1935)
  • April 29
    • Shukri Ghanem, Prime Minister of Libya (2003–2006) (b. 1942)
    • Joel Goldsmith, American composer (b. 1957)
  • April 30Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian swimmer (b. 1985)

May[]

Carlos Fuentes

Robin Gibb

  • May 3Jorge Illueca, 25th President of Panama (b. 1918)
  • May 4Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian footballer (b. 1963)
  • May 5Carl Johan Bernadotte (b. 1916)
  • May 6George Lindsey, American actor (b. 1928)
  • May 8Maurice Sendak, American author (b. 1928)
  • May 9
    • Geoffrey Henry, 2-Time Prime Minister of Cook Islands (b. 1940)
    • Vidal Sassoon, British hairdresser (b. 1928)
  • May 10Carroll Shelby, American automotive designer, racing driver and entrepreneur (b. 1923)
  • May 15
    • Carlos Fuentes, Panamanian-born Mexican writer (b. 1928)
    • Zakaria Mohieddin, Egyptian general and politician (b. 1918)
  • May 17Donna Summer, American singer (b. 1948)
  • May 18Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German lyric baritone and conductor (b. 1925)
  • May 20Robin Gibb, British-Australian musician (b. 1949)
  • May 29Kaneto Shindo, Japanese film director (b. 1912)
  • May 30Andrew Huxley, British Nobel physiologist (b. 1917)

June[]

Ray Bradbury

Yitzhak Shamir

  • June 2Kathryn Joosten, American actress (b. 1939)
  • June 3Roy Salvadori, British racing driver (b. 1922)
  • June 4Eduard Khil, Russian baritone (b. 1934)
  • June 5Ray Bradbury, American author (b. 1920)
  • June 11
    • Ann Rutherford, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1917)
    • Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban Olympic boxer (b. 1952)
  • June 12Elinor Ostrom, American Nobel economist (b. 1933)
  • June 13William Standish Knowles, American Nobel chemist (b. 1917)
  • June 16Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (b. 1934)
  • June 17Rodney King, American criminal and victim of police brutality (b. 1965)
  • June 26Nora Ephron, American film director and screenwriter (b. 1941)
  • June 30Yitzhak Shamir, 7th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1915)

July[]

Ernest Borgnine

Maeve Binchy

  • July 1Alan G. Poindexter, American astronaut (b. 1961)
  • July 3
    • Andy Griffith, American actor (b. 1926)
    • Sergio Pininfarina, Italian automobile designer (b. 1926)
  • July 8Ernest Borgnine, American actor (b. 1917)
  • July 9Terepai Maoate, 6th Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1934)
  • July 13Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer (b. 1934)
  • July 14Sixten Jernberg, Swedish cross-country skier (b. 1929)
  • July 15Celeste Holm, American actress (b. 1917)
  • July 16
    • Stephen Covey, American author (b. 1932)
    • Jon Lord, British musician and composer (b. 1941)
  • July 19Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general, diplomat and intelligence officer (b. 1936)
  • July 23Sally Ride, American astronaut and physicist (b. 1951)
  • July 24
    • John Atta Mills, President of Ghana (b. 1944)
    • Gregorio Peces-Barba, Spanish politician (b. 1938)
  • July 27Jack Taylor, English football referee (b. 1930)
  • July 29Chris Marker, French writer and documentary filmmaker (b. 1921)
  • July 30Maeve Binchy, Irish author (b. 1939)
  • July 31Gore Vidal, American author, playwright, screenwriter, and political activist (b. 1925)

August[]

Phyllis Diller

Neil Armstrong

  • August 5Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-born Mexican singer (b. 1919)
  • August 6
    • Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (b. 1944)
    • Bernard Lovell, British physicist and astronomer (b. 1913)
  • August 14Svetozar Gligorić, Serbian chess grandmaster (b. 1923)
  • August 15Harry Harrison, American author (b. 1925)
  • August 18Scott McKenzie, American singer and songwriter (b. 1939)
  • August 19Tony Scott, British film director (b. 1944)
  • August 20
    • Phyllis Diller, American comedian (b. 1917)
    • Dom Mintoff, 8th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1916)
    • Meles Zenawi, 3rd President and 10th Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1955)
  • August 21William Thurston, American mathematician (b. 1946)
  • August 24
    • Pauli Ellefsen, 6th Prime Minister of Faroe Islands (b. 1936)
    • Félix Miélli Venerando, Brazilian footballer (b. 1937)
  • August 25Neil Armstrong, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  • August 31
    • Carlo Maria Martini, Cardinal Archbishop of Milan (b. 1927)
    • Sergey Leonidovich Sokolov, Soviet military commander (b. 1911)

September[]

Michael Clarke Duncan

Santiago Carrillo

October[]

Eric Hobsbawm

November[]

Larry Hagman

December[]

Oscar Niemeyer

Daniel Inouye

Nobel Prizes[]

  • ChemistryRobert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka
  • EconomicsAlvin E. Roth and Lloyd Shapley
  • LiteratureMo Yan
  • PeaceEuropean Union
  • PhysicsSerge Haroche and David J. Wineland
  • Physiology or MedicineJohn B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka

See also[]

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