What Happened on December 12, 1940

Historical Events

  • British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani

Famous Birthdays

Dionne WarwickDionne Warwick (82 years old)

American singer ("I Say a Little Prayer"; "Do You Know The Way to San Jose; "That's What Friends Are For"), born in East Orange, New Jersey

  • Sharad Pawar, Indian politician (founded Nationalist Congress Party in 1999), born in Baramati, Bombay Presidency, British India
  • Shirley Englehorn, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1970), born in Caldwell, Idaho (d. 2022)
1940 Highlights

About December 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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