On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1943

Historical Events

  • Battle of Kolombangara (Second Battle of Gulf of Kula)
  • National Committee Freies Deutschland forms

Historic Event

Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker

  • Soviet offensive at Orel
  • World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russians defeat German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Taylor, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (30 Tests, 111 wickets; 2 x 100s), born in Timaru, New Zealand (d. 2021)

Christine McVie

Christine McVie, British rock keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1970-98, 2014-present - "Don't Stop"; "You Make Loving Fun"; solo - "Got A Hold On Me"), born in Bouth, Lancashire, Egland

  • Ernie Anastos, American news anchor (WCBS, WABC), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic), born in Prescott, Arkansas
  • Walter Murch, American film editor and sound engineer (Apocalypse Now), born in NYC, New York
1943 Highlights

About July 12, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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