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April 12th

April 12th is the 102nd day of the year (103rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 263 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 12th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 12th

1871 Ioannis Metaxas (Prime Minister of Greece 1936-1941)

1928 Hardy Krüger (actor)

1940 Herbie Hancock (musician)

1941 Bobby Moore (soccer player)

1946 Ed O'Neill (actor, comedian)

1947 Tom Clancy (author)

Tom Clancy

1947 David Letterman (TV host, comedian)

David Letterman

1948 Joschka Fischer (German politician)

1950 David Cassidy (singer, guitarist, actor)

1951 Tom Noonan (actor)

1954 Pat Travers (singer, musician)

1956 Andy Garcia (actor)

1971 Shannen Doherty (actress)

1973 Christina Moore (actress)

1979 Claire Danes (actress)

1987 Brooklyn Decker (actress)

April 12th in History

1606 Union Jack adopted as flag of Great Britain. (Saint Patrick's cross was added to the Union Jack on 1 January 1801)

Union Jack

1877 Britain annexes the Transvaal.

1937 Sir Frank Whittle ground tests the first jet engine.

1945 US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt dies.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1946 Syria becomes independent from France.

1955 The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is declared safe and effective.

1961 Yuri Gagarin is the first human in space.

Yuri Gagarin

1981 The first launch of the Space Shuttle.

Space Shuttle

1983 Harold Washington becomes first African-American mayor of Chicago.

1992 Euro Disney Resorts opens near Paris, France. The resort is later renamed Disneyland Paris.

1999 US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving intentionally false statements in a civil lawsuit.

Bill Clinton

2009 Zimbabwe abandons the Zimbabwean dollar as its official currency.

April 12th is also

Yuri's Night (commemorating Yuri Gagarin's space flight).


People born on April 12th are Aries


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