On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1943

Historical Events

  • Axis forces in North Africa surrender
  • German troops in Tunisia, North Africa, surrender

Famous Birthdays

  • David Walker, American rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Montgomery Alabama
  • Linda Dano, American actress (Felicia Gallant-Another World), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Stoessel, American violinist, conductor, composer, and educator, dies of a heart attack on the podium at 48
1943 Highlights

About May 12, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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