On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1940

Historical Events

  • World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Motz, New Zealand cricketer (1st NZer to take 100 Test wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56
1940 Highlights

About January 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn