Tuesday 12 April 1932
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Henri Lazarof and Jack Gelber.
Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932
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- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Henri Lazarof: Composer.
- Jack Gelber: United States -- Playwright (Connection, Apple).
- Dennis Banks: American Indian activist.
- Tiny Tim [Herbert Butros Khaury] in New York City: New York, USA; singer ("Tip Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me").
- Jean-Pierre Marielle: French actor, who has appeared in more than a hundred films in a large diversity of roles, from the banal citizen (Les Galettes de Pont-Aven), to the serial killer (Sans mobile apparent), to the World War II hero (Les Milles), to the compromised spy (La Valise (fr)), to the has-been actor (Les Grands Ducs).
- Philippe Nozières: French physicist working at Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France.
- Tiny Tim: American performer and entertainer with a unique presentation of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" in a falsetto voice, a novelty international hit in the late '60s. He had long curly black hair and accompanied himself on a toy ukulele. He was briefly back on the charts in 1988 with "Leave Me Satisfied" from his new LP.
- Lakshman Kadirgamar: Sri Lankan lawyer and politician 5th Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2005)
- Emmanuel Chabriers and Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo
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