On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1942

Historical Events

  • Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Bryden, British stage and film director, born in Greenock, Scotland
  • Carlos Reutemann, Argentine auto racer (World F1 Drivers C'ship 1981 runner-up; 3 x third) and politician (governor of Santa Fe 2003-21), born in Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Daniel Schmidt, American composer and builder of American gamelan
  • Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)

Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma, South African politician, President of South Africa (2009-18), born in Nkandla, South Africa

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma
President of South Africa
Jacob Zuma

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80
1942 Highlights

About April 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries