What Happened on September 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings
  • 49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ)
  • Italian troops enter Egypt

Famous Birthdays

  • Linda Gray, actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mickey Lolich, pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971)
  • Patrick Mower, English actor
  • Roger K Crouch, Jamestown Tenn, astronauts (STS 83, 94)
  • Stephen J Solarz, (Rep-D-NY, 1975-93)
  • Susan Sennett, actress (Big Bad Mama), born in Santa Monica, California