On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1944

Historical Events

  • Pipeline under ocean (Pluto) begins operating
  • Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.

Famous Birthdays

  • Francesco Morini, Italian soccer defender (11 caps; Sampdoria, Juventus), born in San Giuliano Terme, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Peter Hofmann, German tenor

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy, killed in action in plane explosion over Blythburgh, East Suffolk, England at 29
1944 Highlights

About August 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo