What Happened on April 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

45th Masters Golf Tournament: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Maiden voyage Space Transit System-space shuttle Columbia launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Vandborg, Danish cyclist
  • Jaspreet Singh, businessman
  • Nicol├ís Burdisso, Argentine footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78
  • Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Te Deum), dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joe Louis, [Brown bomber], US heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis