On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 2016

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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? 5 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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