On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1942

Historical Events

  • British troops vacate the Andaman Islands in Gulf of Bengal

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • Jimmy Wynn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1967, 74, 75; Houston Astros, LA Dodgers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2020)

Person of interestRatko Mladić

Ratko Mladić, Bosnian Serb general during the Bosnian War (found guilty of war crimes 2017), born in Božanovići, Croatia

Serbian General Ratko Mladić
Serbian General
Ratko Mladić

Famous Deaths

  • Enric Morera i Viura, Spanish musician and composer, dies at 76
  • Robert Bosch, German industrialist (b. 1861)
1942 Highlights

About March 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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