On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 2020

Historical Events

  • Huge storm system produces more than 40 tornadoes in the US from Texas to South Carolina killing 32 people across six states
  • OPEC and other major oil companies agree to the largest-ever drop in production to stabilize world prices

BeatificationEaster Message

Pope Francis calls for the world to be united in the face of COVID-19 as he delivers his Easter message from an empty St Peter's Cathedral in Rome


Famous Deaths

  • Doug Sanders, American golfer (4 x runner-up in major C'ships; 20 PGA Tour titles), dies at 86
  • Francisco Aritmendi, Spanish athlete (International Cross Country Championships 1964), dies of COVID-19 at 81
  • Glenn Beckert, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1969-72; Gold Glove Award 1968; Chicago Cubs), dies at 79
  • Jim Frey, American MLB manager (Kansas City Royals, American League C'ship 1980; Chicago Cubs), dies at 88
  • John Horton Conway, British mathematician (cellular automaton Game of Life), dies of COVID-19 complications at 82
  • Peter Bonetti, English soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; World Cup 1966; Chelsea 600 games), dies at 78
  • Stirling Moss, British auto racer (16 x F1 Grands Prix; World F1 Drivers C'ship runner-up 1955-58; 12 Hours of Sebring 1954) and broadcaster (ABC F1, NASCAR), dies at 90
  • Tarvaris Jackson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills), dies in a car accident at 36
2020 Highlights

About April 12, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries