On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1941

Historical Events

  • Alma Heflin, the first American female test pilot for commercial aircraft, made her first test flight for the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
  • Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
  • WOV-AM & WNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Rosenthal, rocker
  • Jennifer Helen McLeod, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, NY gangster/police informer, killed
  • Ernie Koob, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1917; St. Louis Browns), dies from a lung ailment at 49
1941 Highlights

About November 12, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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