On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1944

Historical Events

  • RAF sinks German battleship Tirpitz at Tromso Fjord, Norway

Famous Birthdays

Al Michaels

Al Michaels, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Booker T. Jones, American soul and rock organist (Booker T & MGs - "Green Onions"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Johan van Doorn [Johnny the Selfkicker], Dutch poet (War & Porridge)

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Stillman Kelley, American composer (Gulliver), dies at 87
  • George D. Birkhoff, American mathematician (Aesthetic measure), dies at 60
  • Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), dies at 51
1944 Highlights

About November 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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