On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Winston Churchill and Tito meet in Naples

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Michele, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Peter Hofmann, German tenor

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy (b. 1915)