What Happened on October 12, 1944

Historical Events

Music Concert

"Columbus Day Riot": 30,000 fans descend on NYC's Times Square for singer Frank Sinatra's performance at Paramount Theatre (capacity 3,500)

  • German army retreats from Athens

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Rippon, British television personality, born in Plymouth, Devon, England
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

  • Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi, dies at 42

About October 12, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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