What Happened on July 12, 1943

Historical Events

  • 8th day of Battle of Kursk, USSR: Operation Kutuzov (Soviet counter-offensive begins
  • Battle of Kolombangara (Second Battle of Gulf of Kula)
  • National Committee Freies Deutschland forms

Event of Interest

Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker

  • Soviet offensive at Orel
  • World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russia defeats German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles
1943 History

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 (1943-2022)

British rock keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1970-98, 2014-22 - "Don't Stop"; "You Make Loving Fun"; solo - "Got A Hold On Me"), born in Bouth, Lancashire, England

  • Ernie Anastos, American news anchor (WCBS, WABC), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Paul Silas, American College Basketball HOF forward (NBA C'ship 1974, 76 Boston Celtics, 1979 Seattle SuperSonics; 2 x NBA All-Star) and coach (Charlotte/NO Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Bobcats), born in Prescott, Arkansas (d. 2022)
  • Walter Murch, American film editor and sound engineer (Apocalypse Now), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1943

About July 12, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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