On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1946

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" premieres at Glyndebourne Opera Festival

  • Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR

Famous Birthdays

  • Graham Roope, Englishcricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78), born in Fareham, Hampshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Sian Barbara Allen, American actress (Scream Pretty Peggy), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Ray Stannard Baker, American journalist (Puliter Prize 1940), dies at 76
1946 Highlights

About July 12, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer