Historical Events In April - 12
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
1943 On this day in history allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa
1944 On April - 12 lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind," premieres in NYC
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 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 April - 12 syria gains independence from France
1946 On April - 12 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 April - 12 israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
1951 On this day in history harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament on April - 12.
1953 On this day in history 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274
1954 On April - 12 billy Haley records "Rock Around the Clock"
1954 Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll" on April - 12.
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 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 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60 on April - 12.
1961 Ray Charles wins 4 Grammys on April - 12.
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 April - 12 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 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 Linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at 43 on this day in history.
1966 Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck on this day in history.
1966 On April - 12 sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed
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.