What Happened on July 12, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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