What Happened on April 12, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "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)
  • 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)