What Happened on April 12, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Grand Hotel" directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Greta Garbo and John Barrymore premieres in New York, includes the line "I want to be alone" (Best Picture/Production 1932)

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • Emmanuel Chabriers & Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Banks, American activist (leader of the American Indian Movement), born in Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • Henri Lazarof, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2013)
  • Jack Gelber, American playwright (The Connection, Apple), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka), born in Colombo, British Ceylon (d. 2005)
  • Tiny Tim [ Herbert Khaury], American musician (Tip Toe), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1996)