On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1940

Historical Events

  • Blizzard strikes North American midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jürgen Todenhöfer, German politician and journalist, born in Offenburg, Germany
  • Michel Audet, Quebec economist and politician, born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • Ria Hoogeweegen, Dutch wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers, born in Rotterdam

Famous Deaths

  • Alejandro Garcia Caturla, Cuban composer, dies at 34
1940 Highlights

About November 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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