April 2012 calendar

April 2012

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2012.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2012: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2012?


  • 01 Apr 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising. Dozens of people are killed when the Syrian army bombards Homs with artillery fire.
  • 02 Apr 2012 FARC, a leftist Colombian group, releases its last police and military prisoners.
  • 03 Apr 2012 2011-2012 Bahraini Uprising: There are fears for Abdulhadi Khawaja's life, one of many opposition leaders who were sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 04 Apr 2012 2012 South Sudan-Sudan border dispute: The Sudan People's Liberation Army claims it has shot down a Sudanese MiG-29 fighter jet fighter in South Sudan's Unity State.
  • 05 Apr 2012 The Israeli city of Eilat was hit by a rocket from Egypt's Sinai Desert, but it did not cause any injuries or property damage.
  • 06 Apr 2012 The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad declares unilaterally Azawad's independence from Mali
  • 07 Apr 2012 After General Mohammed Saleh al-Ahmar (the former Chief of Air Force and half-brother to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh) threatened to attack aircraft, Sana'a's airport has been closed.
  • 08 Apr 2012 Uprising in Syria:
  • 09 Apr 2012 Arab Spring
  • 10 Apr 2012 Uprising in Syria:
  • 11 Apr 2012 Conflict at the border of South Sudan and Sudan 2012: Sudan claims that South Sudan has taken control of Heglig, its largest oilfield after a battle.
  • 12 Apr 2012 Mutinous soldiers from Guinea-Bissau stage an attempted coup d'etat to take over Bissau, the capital. In the middle of a presidential election campaign, they arrest interim President Raimundo Pereira as well as Carlos Gomes Junior, a leading presidential candidate.
  • 13 Apr 2012 Kwangmyongsong-3 is a North Korean satellite for Earth observation. It explodes soon after launch. The United States and other countries had called the impending launch a violation of United Nations Security Council demands.ref name =quotNK_satellitequot/ The launch was planned to mark the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the republic.ref name =quotNK_satellitequot
  • 14 Apr 2012 Protesters against austerity gather at the centenary conference of the Labour Party, with demonstrators using a coffin covered in the Irish tricolour.
  • 15 Apr 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • 16 Apr 2012 Uprising in Syria:
  • 17 Apr 2012 Conflict at the border of South Sudan and Sudan:
  • 18 Apr 2012 2011-2012 Bahraini uprising:
  • 19 Apr 2012 Arab Spring
  • 20 Apr 2012 Arab Spring
  • 21 Apr 2012 Arab Spring
  • 22 Apr 2012 Bahraini uprising:
  • 23 Apr 2012 Two people have been killed and many more injured by clashes between police officers and protestors in a nationwide strike in Bangladesh. This was triggered in part by the mysterious disappearance of Ilyas Ali, an opposition politician.
  • 24 Apr 2012 Arab Spring
  • 25 Apr 2012 Pakistan successfully tested the Shaheen-1A, a nuclear-capable missile ballistic missile capable of reaching targets in India.
  • 26 Apr 2012 Charles Taylor, former Liberian president, is found guilty of 11 counts of aiding in abetting war crime and crimes against humanity during Sierra Leone Civil War.
  • 27 Apr 2012 At least four explosions were heard in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. There were at least 27 victims.
  • 28 Apr 2012 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 29 Apr 2012 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia killed four members of the Colombian Army in a mission to destroy Cocaine Labs in Caqueta Department. Four more soldiers, a French journalist and a police officer were also killed.
  • 30 Apr 2012 At least eight people were killed when two bombs explode in Idlib, a northern Syrian city.
  • 02 Apr 2012 A mass shooting at Oikos University in California leaves seven people dead and three injured.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 2012?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - We Are Young
  2. - Somebody That I Used To Know
  3. - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)youtube
  4. - Boyfriend
  5. - Glad You Came


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2012?

Beastly Things by Donna Leon

Beastly Things


Donna Leon's twenty-first Commissario Brunetti mystery, and Donna Leon’s largest New York Times bestseller to date. It's no surprise that Donna Leon's newest mystery debuted on The New York Times Bestseller List

A Rising Thunder by David Weber

A Rising Thunder


#3 New York Times Bestseller in Hardcover. David Weber New York Times bestseller in hardcover.

Celebrity In Death by J. D. Robb

Celebrity In Death


#1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is well aware that there are certain roles to be cherished... Lieutenant Eve Dallas is not a party girl but she manages to maintain a reasonable level of professionalism.

Tough Sh*T by Kevin Smith

Tough Sh*T


Kevin Smith? Who was that guy who did "Clerks?" a million years back? They didn't bounce his fat ass off of a plane once.

A Natural Woman by Carole King

A Natural Woman


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Broadway. Carole King tells us about her childhood in Brooklyn and her extraordinary success as a world-renowned actress.