What Happened on March 12, 1940

Historical Events

  • Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty in Moscow, surrendering to Russia and ceding 11% of their pre-WWII territory, ending the "Winter War"

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Jarreau, American jazz singer ("Breaking Away"; "We're In This Love Together"; "Moonlighting"), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Albert Johanneson, soccer star
  • M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
Born in 1940
1940 Highlights

About March 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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