On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 player, 1963-1977

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)