On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1948

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani, Iranian politician (President of Iran 2013-), born in Sorkheh, Semnan

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Famous Deaths

  • Umberto Giordano, Italian composer, dies at 81
1948 Highlights

About November 12, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio