On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1941

Historical Events

  • British forces march into Alexandria, Egypt
  • Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Adolf Hitler's deputy

Nazi leader Martin Bormann
Nazi leader
Martin Bormann
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Newman, American harpsichordist and organist (Bhajeb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Ruud de Wolff, Dutch Indonesian singer and guitarist (Blue Diamonds), born in Batavia

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Stonehouse, American silent film actress and director, dies at 48
1941 Highlights

About May 12, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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