Historical Events In April - 12
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1943 On April - 12 allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa
1944 Lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind," premieres in NYC on April - 12.
1945 On April - 12 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 this day in history.
1945 On this day in history franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd Pres (D) (1933-1945), dies at 63
1946 On April - 12 syria gains independence from France
1946 August Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67 on April - 12.
1947 On April - 12 christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies
1951 On April - 12 israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
1951 Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62 on April - 12.
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament on this day in history.
1953 On April - 12 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274
1954 Billy Haley records "Rock Around the Clock" on April - 12.
1954 On April - 12 joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
1954 On this day in history 18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289
1954 On April - 12 pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89
1955 Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; on April - 12.
1955 On this day in history 1st game in KC, KC A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2
1956 The birth of Andy Garcia, American actor on this day in history.
1959 On this day in history ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60
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 Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes person to orbit Earth UFO theorists start talking about government conspiracies on April - 12.
1961 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1962 U.S. Navy demonstrates new landing craft with retractable hydrofoils, LCVP (H) on April - 12.
1963 Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK on April - 12.
1963 Birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators on April - 12.
1965 On this day in history 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 On April - 12 sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed
1969 On April - 12 simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
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 Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved" on April - 12.