On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz

Event of interestEvent of Interest

David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
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