On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1947

Historical Events

  • Daytime fireball & meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the "New Look"

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
  • Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), dies at 72
1947 Highlights

About February 12, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius