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August 12th

August 12th is the 224th day of the year (225th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 12th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 12th

1762 King George IV (British King 1820-1830)

1845 Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah (Sudanese religious/political figure - "The Mahdi")

1881 Cecil B. DeMille (film director)

1887 Erwin Schrödinger (physicist)

1918 Guy Gibson (aviator)

1924 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (Pakistani President 1978-1988)

1930 George Soros (business man)

1939 George Hamilton (actor)

1949 Mark Knopfler (guitarist, singer - Dire Straits)

1954 François Hollande (President of France)

1954 Pat Metheny (guitarist, composer)

1962 Miss Cleo (psychic)

1969 Tanita Tikaram (singer-songwriter)

1971 Pete Sampras (tennis player)

Pete Sampras

1973 Richard Reid (terrorist - the "Shoe Bomber")

1973 Muqtada al-Sadr (Iraqi political leader, theologian)

1975 Casey Affleck (actor, film director)

1981 Djibril Cissé (soccer player)

1989 Tom Cleverley (soccer player)

1990 Mario Balotelli (soccer player)

August 12th in History

30 BC Cleopatra VII of Egypt, the last Pharaoh, takes her own life by allowing herself to be bitten by a snake.


1877 Asaph Hall III discovers the Martian moon, Deimos.

1883 The last guagga dies at a zoo in Amsterdam.

1898 An armistice ends the Spanish-American War.

1908 First Model T Ford built.

Model T Ford

1953 USSR tests Joe-4, its first hydrogen bomb.

Hydrogen Bomb

1960 Echo I, the first communications satellite is launched.

1964 South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games because of the country's racist policies.

1981 IBM introduces the first IBM PC.

1990 The largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil, nicknamed Sue, is found in South Dakota.

Tyrannosaurus rex

1992 Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce the completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

1994 Major League Baseball players go on strike.

August 12th is also

The Glorious Twelfth (start of open season for grouse shooting in the UK).

International Youth Day

Defence Force Day (Zimbabwe)


People born on August 12th are Leo


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