On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Beckert, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1969-72; Gold Glove Award 1968; Chicago Cubs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Mix, American actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60
1940 Highlights

About October 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra