April 12, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
  • Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession.

Deaths in History

  • Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards and snooker player (b. 1895)
  • William R Tolbert Jr, Liberian President & 27 others killed in coup