On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1940

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jürgen Todenhöfer, German politician
  • Michel Audet, Quebec economist and politician
  • Ria Hoogeweegen, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers

Famous Deaths

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

About November 12, 1940

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

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio