On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 2012

Historical Events

  • 76th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bubba Watson wins on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with South African Louis Oosthuizen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German writer Günter Grass labelled 'persona non grata' by Israeli internal affairs minister Eli Yishai, due to his poem "What Must Be Said"

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass

BeatificationEaster Message

Pope Benedict XVI calls for an end to Syrian blood shed in papal Easter message

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Weddings

  • American actress and television host Ricki Lake (42) weds jewelry designer Christian Evans in a secret ceremony at Southern California

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman (Commodore Computers), dies at 83
2012 Highlights

About April 8, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries