On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • French marines occupy St Maarten
  • German tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug
  • Nazi blitzkrieg and conquest of France begins with the crossing of the Muese River

Famous Birthdays

  • Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer for Motown (I Heard It Through the Grapevine), born in New York City