Historical Events In April - 12
Monday, 18 January 2021
1975 Operation Eagle Pull evacuation from Cambodia on this day in history.
1975 Josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1976 Paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74 on April - 12.
1977 Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82 on April - 12.
1979 On April - 12 soyuz 33 returns to Earth
1980 On April - 12 stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies
1981 First launching of re-useable Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) with all Navy crew. CAPT John W. Young, USN (Ret.) commanded, while LCDR Robert L. Crippen, USN was the pilot. Mission duration was 2 days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes. Sixteen of the shuttle's heat-shielding silicon tiles were lost and 148 damaged during reentry on this day in history.
1981 First space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78
1982 On April - 12 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
1982 On April - 12 ottawa bans imports from Argentina, to protest invasion of Falkland Islands.
1983 Harold Washington becomes Chicago's first black mayor on this day in history.
1984 Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1985 On April - 12 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
1985 On this day in history uS Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow games
1987 On April - 12 texaco files for brankruptcy
1987 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90 on this day in history.
1988 Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies on this day in history.
1989 Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through on this day in history.
1989 On April - 12 abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52
1990 Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history henry Kendrick, dies
1991 On April - 12 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs
1991 US announces closing of 31 major US military bases on this day in history.
1991 James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies on April - 12.
1992 Earthquake rocks Germany on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France
1992 On April - 12 lynn Gunther of Calif threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
1992 Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle on April - 12.
1992 On this day in history joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
1993 Aircraft from USS Theodore Roosevelt and NATO forces begin enforcing the no-fly zone over the Bosnia in Operation Deny Flight on April - 12.
1993 Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies on this day in history.
1994 Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1995 On April - 12 chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56