On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge
  • The Soviets begin a large offensive against the Nazis in Eastern Europe
  • US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea

Famous Birthdays

  • Maggie Bell, Scottish rock vocalist, born in Glasgow, Scotland