What Happened on October 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Successful Soviet counter attack through 37th Guard division
  • US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance

Famous Birthdays

  • Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • Melvin Franklin, Montgomery Alabama, musician (The Temptations)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (41) weds dancer Lucille Wilson (28)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong