On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.

Famous Birthdays

  • Igor Volk, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12) and test pilot, born in Zmiiv, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Raymond Ceulemans, Belgian world champ billiards player, born in Lier, Belgium