Wednesday 12 May 1943
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Ox-Bow Incident, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Antoine Labeyrie: French astronomer and since 1991 has held the "Observational astrophysics" chair at the Collège de France.
- Roderick Watson: Scottish poet, born in Aberdeen.
- Linda Dano in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Felicia Gallant - Another World).
- David Walker: rock keyboardist (Gary Lewis and Playboys - "Diamond Ring").
- Billy Swan in Cape Giradeau: Louisiana, USA; rocker ("I Can Help").
- Albert Stoessel: Composer, dies at 48.
- Axis forces in North Africa surrender
- British Premier Winston Churchill arrives in US
- German troops in Tunisia North Africa surrender
- The Trident Conference begins in Washington, D.C., with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill taking part.
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