On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1948

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland

Famous Birthdays

Hassan Rouhani

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

Famous Deaths

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

About November 12, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio