What Happened on April 12, 2009

Historical Events

  • 73rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ángel Cabrera wins his 2nd major title in a playoff with Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry; Cabrera, first Masters champion from Argentina and South America

Event of Interest

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority makes a courtesy phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, restarting the Palestinian-Israeli dialogue

  • U.S. Navy rescues captain Richard Phillips, killing three pirates and capturing a fourth
2009 History

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Harper, English composer and pianist, dies at 68
  • John Maddox, British science writer and editor (Nature), dies at 83
  • Kirby Laing, English Construction head (John Laing & Son), dies at 92

About April 12, 2009

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Not Alone - Calvin Harris