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.

Conference meetingMeeting 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)
1944 Highlights

About August 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo