On This Day

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 interestEvent 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

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • U.S. Navy rescues captain Richard Phillips, killing three pirates and capturing a fourth

Famous Deaths

  • John Maddox, British science writer and editor (Nature), dies at 83
2009 Highlights

About April 12, 2009

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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