On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1944

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind" premieres in NYC

Playwright Lillian Hellman
Playwright
Lillian Hellman

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)
  • Mike Garrett, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1965, USC; AFL All-Star 1966-67, KC Chiefs) and executive (athletic director USC 1993-2010), born in Los Angeles, CA
1944 Highlights

About April 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries