On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1942

Historical Events

  • Successful Soviet counter attack through 37th Guard division
  • US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance

Famous Birthdays

  • Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (41) weds dancer Lucille Wilson (28)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

1942 Highlights

About October 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra