What Happened on June 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank

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Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City

Famous Birthdays

  • Bert Sakmann, German cell physiologist (Nobel 1991), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Homer Neal, African-American particle physicist, born in Franklin, Kentucky (d. 2018)
  • Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff], American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Leigh, composer, dies at 36