On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1935

Historical Events

CommunicationHistoric Communication

First secret demonstration of radio signals detecting aircraft by Robert Watson-Watt at Daventry, England

Physicist and Radar Pioneer Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist and Radar Pioneer
Robert Watson-Watt
  • Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene McDaniels, American vocalist ("A Hundred Pounds Of Clay"), songwriter ("I Feel Like Making Love") and actor (Young Swingers), born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • Ken Still, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Auguste Escoffier, French chef & writer (Le Guide Culinaire), dies at 88
1935 Highlights

About February 12, 1935

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius