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), and singer, born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • Melvin Franklin, American R&B bass vocalist (The Temptations, 1960-94 - "Ball of Confusion"), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)

Famous Weddings

Louis Armstrong

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

1942 Highlights

About October 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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