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Historical Events In April - 12

Sunday, 18 April 2021

1943  On this day in history allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa  

1944  On April - 12 lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind," premieres in NYC  

1945  General Eisenhower is shown the first cave where the Nazis hoarded $250 million in captured treasures, one half-mile under the earth's surface on April - 12.  

1945  On this day in history canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Neth  

1945  On this day in history franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd Pres (D) (1933-1945), dies at 63  

1946  On this day in history syria gains independence from France  

1946  August Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67 on April - 12.  

1947  Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies on this day in history.  

1951  Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day on April - 12.  

1951  Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1952  On April - 12 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament  

1953  17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274 on this day in history.  

1954  Billy Haley records "Rock Around the Clock" on April - 12.  

1954  Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll" on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history 18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289  

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 this day in history.  

1955  1st game in KC, KC A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2 on this day in history.  

1956  The birth of Andy Garcia, American actor on this day in history.  

1959  On April - 12 ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60  

1961  On this day in history ray Charles wins 4 Grammys  

1961  Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1) I have a book issued by the USSR on his flight on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes person to orbit Earth UFO theorists start talking about government conspiracies  

1961  On this day in history nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50  

1962  U.S. Navy demonstrates new landing craft with retractable hydrofoils, LCVP (H) on this day in history.  

1963  On April - 12 beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK  

1963  Birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at 43  

1966  Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed  

1969  Simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer" on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history c W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57  

1974  Carl Jaffe, dies at 72 on April - 12.  

1975  On April - 12 linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0812  On April - 12 birth of muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)  

1484  Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546) was born on this day in history.  

1500  On this day in history birth of joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist  

1526  On this day in history birth of muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)  

1550  Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604) was born on this day in history.  

1577  Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648) was born on this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history birth of francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France  

1626  On this day in history birth of paul Hainlein, composer  

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Famous Deaths In April - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0065  On this day in history death of seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist  

0238  On April - 12 death of gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle)  

0352  On this day in history julius I, pope (337-52), dies  

0434  Death of Archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople on April - 12.  

1125  Death of Vladislaus I of Bohemia on April - 12.  

1443  Death of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1550  Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1555  On April - 12 johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75  

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