On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1940

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHerbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock, American pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist, born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • Woodie Fryman, American baseball player, born in Ewing, Kentucky (d. 2011)
1940 Highlights

About April 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries