On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Churchill & 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)

Person of interestJoe Frazier

Joe Frazier, American heavyweight boxing champion (1968-73, Olympic gold 1964), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 2011)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 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)