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.

1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Francesco Morini, Italian soccer defender (11 caps; Sampdoria, Juventus), born in San Giuliano Terme, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Peter Hofmann, German tenor
Born in 1944

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

About August 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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