Historical Events In April - 12
Monday, 19 April 2021
1975 Operation Eagle Pull evacuation from Cambodia on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68
1976 Paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
1979 Soyuz 33 returns to Earth on April - 12.
1980 Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history 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.
1981 On this day in history first space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable
1981 Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78 on April - 12.
1982 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot on this day in history.
1982 On this day in history ottawa bans imports from Argentina, to protest invasion of Falkland Islands.
1983 On April - 12 harold Washington becomes Chicago's first black mayor
1984 Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76 on April - 12.
1985 On this day in history 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
1985 US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow games on this day in history.
1987 Texaco files for brankruptcy on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90
1988 Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
1989 On this day in history abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52
1990 On this day in history greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers
1990 On April - 12 henry Kendrick, dies
1991 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history uS announces closing of 31 major US military bases
1991 James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies on April - 12.
1992 Earthquake rocks Germany on April - 12.
1992 On this day in history euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France
1992 Lynn Gunther of Calif threatens to blow herself up in front of UN on April - 12.
1992 Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle on April - 12.
1992 Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61 on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history aircraft from USS Theodore Roosevelt and NATO forces begin enforcing the no-fly zone over the Bosnia in Operation Deny Flight
1993 On April - 12 isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies
1994 On this day in history harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81
1995 Chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56 on this day in history.