What Happened on April 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

9th Masters Golf Tournament: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280

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Byron Nelson
  • Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Bryden, theatre director
  • Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver and politician
  • Daniel Winslow Schmidt, composer
  • Frank Bank, actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jacob Zuma, South African politician, President of South Africa (2009-), born in Nkandla

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80