What Happened on April 9, 2012

Historical Events

  • "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show, overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"

Famous Divorces

Jennifer Lopez

Salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) files for divorce from pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage; finalized in 2014

Famous Deaths

  • Mark Lenzi, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1992), dies at 43
2012 Highlights

About April 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

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