On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1941

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French Marshal Philippe Pétain gives full support to Nazi Germany

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain

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
1941 Highlights

About August 12, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo