On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz

Event of interestEvent of Interest

David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River
  • Russia occupies Crackow, until Aug 23, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry B[rookes] Longyear, American sci-fi author (City of Baraboo)
  • Billy Swan, Cape Giradeau La, rocker (I Can Help)
  • Dumitru Dediu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40 backup)
  • Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic
1942 Highlights

About May 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus