On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Gell, British social anthropologist (d. 1997)
  • Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEmil Hácha

Emil Hácha, Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1938-9, State President of Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1945), dies in prison in mysterious circumstances at 72

President of Czechoslovakia Emil Hácha
President of Czechoslovakia
Emil Hácha