On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1944

Historical Events

Conference of Interest

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & French General Charles de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh

  • Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat, Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor, born in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate, born in Klaipėda, Lithuania
  • Jack Schroer, British saxophonist & pianist (The Caledonia Soul Orchestra), (d. 1995)

Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier, American boxer (Olympic gold heavyweight 1964; undisputed world heavyweight champion 1970-73), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 2011)

  • Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Vlastimil Hort, Czechoslovak-born German chess player, born in Kladno, Czech Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Juliette Atkinson, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1895, 97-98), dies at 70
  • Lance C. Wade, American pilot (b. 1915)
1944 Highlights

About January 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn