On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1943

Historical Events

  • Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.

Famous Birthdays

  • Lesley Duncan (Cox), British session singer (Pink Floyd; Jesus Christ Superstar), and singer-songwriter ("Love Song"; "Sing Children Sing"), born in Stockton-On-Tees, England (d. 2010)
  • William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
1943 Highlights

About August 12, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo