What Happened on April 15, 2012

Historical Events

  • 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack
  • China loosens monetary policy and allows the Yuan to fluctuate up to 1% against the US dollar

Music Concert

Hologram of late rapper Tupac features on stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella music festival

Television Premiere

TV comedy drama "Girls" created by and starring Lena Dunham premieres on HBO

  • US Secret Service inappropriate conduct scandal begins with at least 11 people implicated
2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Pringle, British air marshal, dies at 92
  • Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, dies at 90
  • Murray Rose, Australian Olympic gold winning swimmer, dies from leukemia at 73

About April 15, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
  • UK #1 Song: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen