On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • RAF sinks German battleship "Tirpitz" at Tromso Fjord, Norway

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAl Michaels

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

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
  • Booker T. Jones, US 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