2012 in Romania
Jump to navigation Jump to search
|Years in Romania:||2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015|
|Centuries:||20th century · 21st century · 22nd century|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s|
|Years:||2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015|
Events from the year 2012 in Romania.
- January 12: Protests against President Traian Băsescu and government begin with over 3,500 people attending the revolt in Bucharest and thousands others protesting in additional cities, like Timișoara, Cluj-Napoca, Constanţa or Iaşi. Following these street demonstrations, over 60 people were injured and other 240 citizens were arrested by the Romanian Gendarmerie.
- January 24: A violent blizzard ravages Romania, killing 86 people. This winter was recorded the lowest temperature in last decades, -32.5 °C, at Întorsura Buzăului (Harghita County).
- February 6: Prime Minister Emil Boc resigned from office amid ongoing anti-austerity protests. Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu was given a mandate by President Traian Băsescu to form a new government. He will have to pass his formed cabinet through the vote of the Parliament or else he must return the mandate to the President. Ungureanu vowed to continue reforms and promote Romania's economic and politic stability amid current continuing crisis.
- February 13: Nanosatellite Goliath was successfully launched into space. This is the first satellite of Romania.
- February 19: A series of explosions take place in a club in Sighetu Marmaţiei (Maramureş County). Following the deflagration, a citizen was killed and other 20 people were injured.
- March 5: A MAI employer shot eight people in a hair salon, Bucharest. Following the massacre, two people died and six others were seriously injured. The attacker was arrested for murder. He received the mandate for 24 hours. In 2005, the attacker has been charged with violence, but was acquitted.
- March 19: A series of devastating wildfires burst out in several counties. At least a man died after falling in fire started by him.
- April 6: Six people, including three Austrians, were injured in an explosion at the Petrobrazi Refinery (Ploiești, Prahova County).
- April 14: A devastating fire broke out at a commercial complex in Iași. During the intervention, two firefighters suffered burns and were intoxicated by smoke. The building collapsed to 10 hours after the outbreak of fire.
- April 15: County road 205D collapsed on a stretch of about 50 m due to landslides caused by heavy rains in recent days. At least 4,000 people in the communes of Nereju and Spulber (Vrancea County) are isolated. Affected villages remained without electricity, gas and drinking water.
- April 26
- April 27: The government has been unseated in a no-confidence vote, just two months after taking office. The opposition seized on public anger over austerity measures to oust prime minister Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu. President Traian Băsescu designated left-wing opposition leader Victor Ponta as new prime minister.
- May 2: "Prometheus", work signed by Constantin Brâncuși, in 1911, representing a head cast in bronze has sold for a record US$12,682,000 in an auction in New York City.
- May 10: More than 116 people were injured, when three trams have collided in chain in Pasajul Lujerului (Bucharest).
- June 6: Severe windstorms, thunderstorms and hailstorms hit Romania. Several localities were flooded due to heavy rains in late-May and early-June. Roads were blocked due to landslides and rockfalls. At least five people were killed from the break out of violent storms.
- June 10: Local elections in Romania. Social Liberal Union won at least 49.71% of votes, dethroning the Democratic Liberal Party, that won only 14.8% of votes. Following the local elections, members of PDL resigned. Elections have resulted in conflicts between citizens and law enforcement.
- June 20
- Five people died and another one was wounded following an accident involving two freight trucks and a passenger car near the village of Limpeziș (Buzău County). One of the trucks caught fire. The circulation on European route E85 was blocked for four hours.
- Former Prime Minister of Romania, Adrian Năstase, tried to commit suicide after High Court of Cassation and Justice convicted him to a two-year imprisonment term for corruption charges.
- July 6
- Romanian Parliament voted for President Băsescu's suspension amid allegations of violation of the Constitution and abuse of power. Decisive national referendum set for July 29.
- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck 6 km SW Nereju (Vrancea County), at a depth of 113 km. The tremor was felt from Chișinău to Sofia. No reports of damage or casualties.
- July 18: 18 people were injured in an accident involving two trams in Bucharest's Rahova neighbourhood.
- August 10: Eight people were killed and seven others were injured, following an accident, in which were involved four vehicles. One of them caught fire.
- August 12: 1,000 tourists feared to be infected with HIV after having sex with a prostitute in Constanța County.
- August 21: The Constitutional Court of Romania decided to invalidate the results of the referendum for the impeachment of President Traian Băsescu.
- August 27: One man died and another 18 were injured, after a passenger bus was hit by an oil car in Suceava County. Traffic in the area was blocked for three hours.
- September 19: Two people were killed and four others were gravely wounded by a rabid bear in Southern Carpathians. The local authorities decreed state of alert in the area until its shooting or, eventually, until bears vaccination against rabies.
- December 17: President Traian Băsescu had designated Victor Ponta as Prime Minister of Romania, this being the single proposal from representatives of political parties and national minorities in Romania's Parliament.
- December 28: Five people died intoxicated in a disused mine shaft in Baia Mare, Maramureș County.
|January 19||18:05||7 km N Gura Teghii||4.0 ML||117 km|
|April 26||14:32||11 km NW Lopătari||4.0 ML||126 km|
|May 5||17:07||15 km W Nereju||4.0 ML||119 km|
|July 6||22:48||6 km SW Nereju||4.5 Mb||113 km|
|July 12||02:20||13 km W Nereju||4.3 Mb||114 km|
|August 31||20:22||7 km NW Gura Teghii||4.1 ML||127 km|
|September 9||19:53||18 km NW Valea Râmnicului||4.0 ML||148 km|
|October 1||17:26||4 km NW Nereju||4.2 ML||82 km|
- Note: The list includes only M4.0+ earthquakes.
- Source: European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
Arts and entertainment
- January 1: Andrei Leonte wins the first season of X Factor.
- January 1: "I Follow Rivers" becomes the first number-one single in the Romanian Top 100.
- January 1: Song "Stereo Love" by Romanian/Moldovan duo Edward Maya, Vika Jigulina becomes the first Romanian One-hit wonder in the United States, and also the first registered US One-hit wonder of 2011.
- January 11: Alexandra Stan wins the EBBA award for Best New Act.
- January 13: Romania announces its participation on the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
- January 13: Dance music sensation Inna kicks off her second world tour I Am the Club Rocker Tour in Belgrade, Serbia.
- April 21: Romexpo in Bucharest was turned into "The Ocean of White" for the debut of Sensation Romania.
- April 22: The beloved Spanish artist David Bisbal concerts at Palace Hall in Bucharest.
- May 26: Mandinga occupied the 12th place at Eurovision Song Contest 2012, with the song "Zaleilah", composed by Costi Ioniță.
- June 6: Americans from Linkin Park concerts for the first time in Romania at Romexpo in Bucharest.
- June 30: Julio Iglesias, the best selling and most famous Spanish singer of all time, concerts on Zone Arena in Bucharest.
- July 19: Roxette concerts on Cluj Arena in Cluj-Napoca, stadium that hosted the concerts of the Scorpions and Smokie in the fall of 2011.
- July 28: Jessie J concerts in Mamaia, during their 2011/2012 world tour Heartbeat Tour.
- August 6: Placebo members concert for the third time in Romania, on Iolanda Balaș Söter Stadium in Bucharest.
- August 18: Pop sensation Lady Gaga has her first concert in Romania, at the National Arena in Bucharest, as part of her 2012/2014 world tour The Born This Way Ball Tour.
- August 19: Brazilian singer-songwriter Michel Teló also has his first concert in Romania, at the Princess Summer Club in Mamaia.
- August 31: Red Hot Chili Peppers concerts at National Arena, Bucharest during their 2011/2012 world tour I'm with You Tour.
- October 4: Redfoo and Party Rock Crew concert at the Roman Arenas, Bucharest. Concert organized by Unilife is part of the promotional tour of the album "Sorry for Party Rocking".
- December 24: Tudor Turcu wins the second season of X Factor.
- January 29: Horia Tecău and his partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, wins the tennis tournament 2012 Australian Open, at mixed double.
- February 29: Amicable match between Uruguay, the first recipient of FIFA World Cup, and Romania, 1-1.
- May 9: The 2012 UEFA Europa League Final is held at the National Arena in Bucharest.
- September 6: Phase V of 2011–12 Cupa României.
- January 2: Ioan Drăgan, 46, footballer (FC Brașov), colorectal cancer. (born 1965)
- January 14: Mircea Ciumara, 68, politician and former cabinet minister, cancer. (born 1943)
- January 22: Tudor Mărăscu, 71, theater and film director. (born 1940)
- January 25: Emil Hossu, 70, actor, myocardial infarction. (born 1941)
- March 28: Ștefan Radof, 77, actor, screenwriter and author of several volumes of poetry, heart failure. (born 1934)
- March 31: Ion Lucian, 87, actor and epigramist, bronchopneumonia and anemia. (born 1924)
- April 12: Gabriel Țepelea, 96, academician, former Vice President of CDNPP. (born 1916)
- April 14: Florin Constantiniu, 79, historian, corresponding member of the Romanian Academy. (born 1933)
- June 5: Mihai Pătraşcu, 29, computer scientist, brain cancer. (born 1982)
- August 2: Mihaela Ursuleasa, 33, concert pianist, cerebral hemorrhage. (born 1978)
- August 10: Ioan Dicezare, 95, fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II. (born 1916)
- August 27: Mirela Zafiri, 41, soprano, lung cancer. (born 1971)
- August 30: Cornel Todea, 76, theater and film director. (born 1935)
- August 31: Constanța Buzea, 71, poet. (born 1941)
- Romanian local election, 2012
- Romanian legislative election, 2012
- List of 2012 box office number-one films in Romania
- "Thousands protest against austerity in Romania". Reuters. January 14, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
- Antena3.ro - Emil Boc has resigned
- Click.ro - Two explosions in Sighetu Marmaţiei
- Libertatea.ro - Shooting in Bucharest: two deaths and six people injured, in Perla area!
- Rtv.net - Devastating wildfires in several country areas
- Reporterntv.ro - Petrobrazi Refinery explosion injured six people
- Gândul.ro - Fire in Iași. A commercial complex collapsed, and two firefighters have suffered burns and were intoxicated.
- Observator.a1.ro - Road collapsed in Vrancea County
- Știrile PRO TV - Helicopter crashed near Tulcea
- HotNews.ro - A minibus in which there were 38 people fell from a gangway, near Mioveni
- The New York Times - Romania’s government collapses amid austerity backlash
- BBC News - Romanian government falls in no-confidence vote
- Realitatea.net - Romania's government has resigned
- Evz.ro - Record auction in USA. Brâncuși Prometheus, sold with US$12.6 million
- Realitatea.net - Bucharest: Tram accident with more than 92 injuries in Pasajul Lujerului Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Realitatea.net - Rains and storms made havoc in the country Archived 2012-06-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Ziare.com - 2012 local election: USL won the majority of votes
- "Serious accident in Buzău: 4 deaths and a freight truck aflame", Ziare.com
- "Adrian Năstase tried to commit suicide. Former prime minister was operated. Under psychiatric treatment and counseling, risk of heart attack", Mediafax.ro
- "Romanian parliament votes to suspend President Băsescu", BBC News
- M4.5 - Romania (EMSC)
- "Accident involving two trams in Rahova neighbourhood. 18 people were injured", Mediafax.ro
- "Serious accident in Tulcea: 7 killed and 8 wounded", România Liberă
- "Shocking: 1,000 tourists could be infected with HIV after having sex with a prostitute on the beach", Antena3.ro
- "CCR invalidated the results of the referendum for the impeachment of President Traian Băsescu", Antena3.ro
- "Serious accident. One dead and 18 injured after the impact of a minibus and an oil car", Evz.ro
- "Bears make a new victim. A new attack in Pietroșiţa, after the deadly one in this morning, in the commune of Moroieni", Gândul.info
- "Victor Ponta, appointed PM. Traian Băsescu signed the decree", România TV
- "Victor Ponta was officially appointed premier", Evz.ro
- "Traian Băsescu officially appointed Victor Ponta prime minister", Gândul.info
- "Maramureș: Five people missing in a disused mine shaft were found dead. The victims were found at a depth of 200 meters in the mine. The bodies were brought to the surface", Mediafax.ro
- "X Factor Winner".
- Media Forest - Romanian Radio Chart - week 53
- "Romania will be participating at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest - Details regarding national selection is on the way". eurovisionary.com. January 13, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
- "Can't wait for my first concert this year! See you in Belgrade this friday ..."I am the club rocker tour"". Inna. Twitter. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
- Mediafax.ro - Eurovision Song Contest 2012: Mandinga will represent Romania in Baku, in May
- "Tudor Turcu, designated by Romanians the winner of the second edition of X Factor", Jurnalul.ro
This article needs additional citations for verification. (January 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)