February 12, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen escape from Brest to Germany in a dash up the English Channel

Birthdays in History

  • Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel

Deaths in History

  • Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49