On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

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Günter Grass labelled persona non gratta by Israeli internal affairs minister Eli Yishai

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass

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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 jewerly designer Christian Evans in a secret ceremony at Southern California

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83