On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • WWI: Allies defeat Germans at the Battle of Amiens - the last great battle on the Western Front

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestGuy Gibson

Guy Gibson, British aviator who led the Dambusters (Victoria Cross), born in Simla, India (d. 1944)

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), dies of cancer at 46