On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 2012

Historical Events

  • Boris Tadić, President of Serbia, resigns

Book releaseHistoric Publication

German Nobel Laureate, Günter Grass, publishes controversial poem that claims Israel is plotting to wipe out Iran

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • Somalia's National Theater is struck by a suicide bomber killing ten people including the presidents of the Somali Olympic Committee and Football Federation

Famous Birthdays

  • Grumpy Cat [Tardar Sauce], American cat internet celebrity, born in Morristown, Arizona (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Miller, French director and screenwriter, dies at 70
2012 Highlights

About April 4, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries