On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 2016

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Breakthrough Starshot: Scientists and internet entrepreneurs, including Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg, announce interstellar project to send robot spacecraft to Alpha Centauri

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, dies at 88
  • Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), dies at 90
  • Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Chips with Everything), dies at 83
  • David Gest, American television producer, dies at 62
2016 Highlights

About April 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries