On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1945

Famous Birthdays

  • "Little" Jayotis Washington, American cappella singer (The Persuasions), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Ian McLagan, English rock keyboardist (Small Face; Faces), born in Hounslow, Middlesex, (d. 2014)
  • Keith Olsen, American rock record producer and sound engineer (Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac; Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station; Joe Walsh - The Confessor), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (d. 2020)
  • Linda Carlson, American actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Patrick Ricard, French businessman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, born in Marseille, France (d. 2012)
1945 Highlights

About May 12, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus