On This Day

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 (Moonlighting), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Albert Johanneson, soccer star
  • M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
1940 Highlights

About March 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces