12 August

12 August

August 12 is the 224th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 141 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about August 12th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 12th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Middle Child Day
  • International Youth Day
  • World Elephant Day
  • National Vinyl Record Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – August 12

1992: John Cage, American composer

1982: Henry Fonda, American actor, singer, producer

1964: Ian Fleming, English journalist, author

1900: Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian/American chess player

1827: William Blake, English poet, painter

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, August 12

1990: Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer

1983: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer

1949: Mark Knopfler, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, composer

1930: George Soros, Hungarian/American businessman, financier, philanthropist

1924: Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Pakistani politician, 6th President of Pakistan

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, August 12

1992: John Cage, American composer

1982: Henry Fonda, American actor, singer, producer

1964: Ian Fleming, English journalist, author

1900: Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian/American chess player

1827: William Blake, English poet, painter


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