On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Free French lands on Corsica

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Waffen-SS (Skorzeny) frees Benito Mussolini at Gran Sasso

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Famous Birthdays

  • Maria Muldaur, American singer (Midnight at the Oasis), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-Canadian poet and writer, born in Colombo, Ceylon