What Happened on April 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Breakthrough Starshot: scientists and internet entrepreneurs, including Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerburg, announce interstellar project to send robot spacecraft to Alpha Centauri

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, dies at 88
  • Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), dies at 90
  • Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Chips with Everything), dies at 83
  • David Gest, American television producer, dies at 62