On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 2012

Historical Events

  • 165th Grand National: Daryl Jacob wins aboard Neptune Collonges; beats Sunnyhillboy in a photo finish and the closest ever GN finish

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Beastie Boys inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Adam Yauch too ill to attend

Rocker Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch

Event of interestEvent of Interest

J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, launches her website "Pottermore"

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling

Famous Weddings

  • "Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 92
  • John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), dies of pneumonia at 87
2012 Highlights

About April 14, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries