Historical Events In April - 12
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1943 Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa on this day in history.
1944 Lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind," premieres in NYC on April - 12.
1945 On this day in history general Eisenhower is shown the first cave where the Nazis hoarded $250 million in captured treasures, one half-mile under the earth's surface.
1945 Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Neth on April - 12.
1945 On April - 12 franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd Pres (D) (1933-1945), dies at 63
1946 Syria gains independence from France on this day in history.
1946 On April - 12 august Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67
1947 Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
1951 On this day in history harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament on April - 12.
1953 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274 on this day in history.
1954 On April - 12 billy Haley records "Rock Around the Clock"
1954 Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll" on this day in history.
1954 18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289 on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89
1955 Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; on April - 12.
1955 1st game in KC, KC A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2 on April - 12.
1956 On April - 12 the birth of Andy Garcia, American actor
1959 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1961 Ray Charles wins 4 Grammys on April - 12.
1961 On April - 12 yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1) I have a book issued by the USSR on his flight
1961 On this day in history yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes person to orbit Earth UFO theorists start talking about government conspiracies
1961 On April - 12 nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50
1962 On this day in history u.S. Navy demonstrates new landing craft with retractable hydrofoils, LCVP (H)
1963 On this day in history beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK
1963 On April - 12 birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators
1965 On April - 12 linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at 43
1966 On this day in history rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
1966 Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed on this day in history.
1969 On April - 12 simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
1972 C W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57 on April - 12.
1974 Carl Jaffe, dies at 72 on this day in history.
1975 Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved" on April - 12.