What Happened on July 12, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Kolombangara (2nd battle of Gulf of Kula)
  • National Committee Freies Deutschland forms
  • Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker
  • Russian offensive at Orel
  • WWII: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russians defeat German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Taylor, cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • Ernie Anastos, Nashua NH, news anchor (WCBS, WABC)
  • Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)
  • Walter Murch, American film editor