On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1944

Historical Events

  • 900+ 8th US Air Force bombers attack Zwikau, Bohlen & Brux
  • Crimea purged of Nazi troops
  • German police arrest Dutch resistance member Gerrit van der Veen and later execute him

Famous Birthdays

  • Eva Demski, German writer, born in Regensburg
  • James Purify, American R&B singer ("I'm Your Puppet"), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 2021)
  • Orestes Vilató, Cuban-American percussionist and timbalero, born in Camagüey, Cuba

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Quiller-Couch, Cornish novelist and editor (The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900), dies at 80
1944 Highlights

About May 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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