What Happened on November 12, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
  • The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland

Famous Birthdays

  • Errol Brown, singer-songwriter vocalist (Hot Chocolate), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Hassan Rouhani, Iranian politician (President of Iran 2013-), born in Sorkheh, Semnan

Famous Deaths

  • Umberto Giordano, composer, dies at 81