What Happened on April 12, 1940

Historical Events

  • Italy annexes Albania
  • NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards

Famous Birthdays

Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock (83 years old)

American jazz and funk pianist, and composer ("I Thought it Was You"; "Rockit"; "Watermelon Man"), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist, born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • Woodie Fryman, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1968, 76; Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos), born in Ewing, Kentucky (d. 2011)
Born in 1940

About April 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries