Historical Events In April - 12
Monday, 25 January 2021
1943 Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa on April - 12.
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 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 April - 12.
1946 On this day in history 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 April - 12 harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62
1952 On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament
1953 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274 on April - 12.
1954 Billy Haley records "Rock Around the Clock" on April - 12.
1954 On April - 12 joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
1954 On April - 12 18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289
1954 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89 on April - 12.
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 April - 12.
1956 On April - 12 the birth of Andy Garcia, American actor
1959 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60 on April - 12.
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 On April - 12 u.S. Navy demonstrates new landing craft with retractable hydrofoils, LCVP (H)
1963 Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK on this day in history.
1963 Birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators on April - 12.
1965 On April - 12 linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at 43
1966 Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck on April - 12.
1966 Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
1972 C W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1974 Carl Jaffe, dies at 72 on this day in history.
1975 Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved" on this day in history.