What Happened on January 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Churchill & de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh
  • Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat, Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Villagr├ín, Mexican actor
  • Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joe Frazier, American heavyweight boxing champion (1968-73, Olympic gold 1964), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 2011)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
  • Vlastimil Hort, Czech/German chess player

Famous Deaths

  • Lance C. Wade, American pilot (b. 1915)