On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Douglas [Terence Perkins], English singer (Only Sixteen), born in Newport
  • 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