What Happened on August 12, 1940

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Yossifov, Bulgarian conductor and composer (Back To The Beginning), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2016)
  • Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
  • Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
  • Rod Bernard, American "swamp pop" singer ("Allons Danser Colinda"), born in Opelousas, Louisiana. (d. 2020)
Born in 1940

Famous Weddings

Sam Snead

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

About August 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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