What Happened on May 12, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British forces march into Alexandria
  • Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy

Nazi leader Martin Bormann
Nazi leader
Martin Bormann
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Newman, harpsichordist/organist (Bhajeb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Little Jayotis Washington, US R&B singer (Persuasions)
  • Ruud de Wolff, singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Stonehouse, silent film actress and director, dies at 48