On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircraft
  • Netherlands starts rationing textiles

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Yossifov, composer
  • Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
  • Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

PGA golfer Sam Snead (28) weds high school sweetheart Audrey Karnes

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead