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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • 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 cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73), born in Timaru, New Zealand

Person of interestChristine McVie

Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • 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? 77 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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