On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], German-born Canadian rock singer (Steppenwolf), born in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
  • Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, born in Kroměříž, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 1994)
  • Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, born in Oxford, England (d. 2015)