On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1940

Historical Events

  • British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani

Famous Birthdays

  • Dionne Warwick, American singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose), 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
1940 Highlights

About December 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius