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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1945

Anne Frank, diarist (Diary of Anne Frank), killed in Belsen Camp

Death
1946

Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland

Event
1946

Philip Merivale, dies at 59

Death
1946

Liza Minnelli, Hollywood CA, singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret)

Birth
1947

"Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances

Event
1947

Jill O'Hara, Warren Penn, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)

Birth
1947

Pres Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism

Event
1947

Belgian govt of Huysmans resigns

Event
1948

Dana Walden, rock keyboardist (Champaign)

Birth
1948

James Taylor, Boston MA, vocalist/guitarist (Up on the Roof)

Birth
1948

Kent Conrad, (Sen-D North Dakota)

Birth
1948

Les Holroyd, Oldham England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)

Birth
1948

Virginia Bottomley, secretary (Heritage)

Birth
1948

-5øF lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March

Event
1948

Virginia Bottomley, British minister of state health

Birth
1949

Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95

Death
1949

David Mellor, secretary of the British treasury/MP

Birth
1949

Bill Payne, Waco TX, rock keyboardist (Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero)

Birth
1949

Mike Gibbons, Swansea Wales, rock drummer (Badfinger)

Birth
1949

Sara Lane, NYC, actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian)

Birth
1949

Mary Alice Williams, news reporter (NBC-TV)

Birth
1950

Pope Pius XII encyclical "On combating atheistic propaganda"

Event
1950

Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III

Event
1950

L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78

Death
1950

Willie Duggan, rugby football player

Birth