Monday August 12, 1940
US date format: 8/12/1940, UK date format: 12/8/1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Michael Brunson and Alexander Yossifov.
Young People, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 12, 1940?
- Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircrafts
- Netherlands starts rationing textile