On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1941

Historical Events

Historic Event

French Marshal Philippe Pétain gives full support to Nazi Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Douglas [Terence Perkins], British pop singer ("Only Sixteen"), born in Newport, England
  • Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright

Famous Weddings

  • "I Love Lucy" actress Vivan Vance (32) weds actor Philip Ober (39)

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies
1941 Highlights

About August 12, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo