Friday 12 August 2022


Sunrise 06:35
Sunset in 20:35

Sunrise 06:37
Sunset in 20:34

Difference :
-3 minutes less

Full moon :
10/09 12:00

New moon :
27/08 10:18

15 jours depuis la dernière lune

It happened one 12 August

1944 : Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr

On August 12, 1944, the older brother of future U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr, was killed in the explosion of his aircraft over England.

1964 : South Africa banned from Olympic Games

On August 12, 1964, South Africa is banned from the Olympics because of its racial policies. It will be allowed to return to participate in 1992.

1981 : First PC

On August 12, 1981, IBM released its first PC (personal computer), the IBM 5150.
It cost $ 3,000.

1985 : Crash in Japan

On August 12, 1985, a Boeing 747 Japan Airlines crashed near Mount Osutaka 100 km from Tokyo killing 520 passengers and crew members.
The cause is a bad repair of the aircraft's rear pressure bulkhead.
However four people survived the accident.

Quote of the day : 12 August

John F. Kennedy
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

Birthdays : 12 August

Jacinto Benavente, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize in Literature (1866)
Cecil B. DeMille, American director (1881)
Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize (1887)
Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician (1902)
Benjamin Henry Sheares, 2nd President of Singapore (1907)
Yusof bin Ishak, 1st President of Singapore (1910)
Cantinflas, Mexican actor (1911)
Samuel Fuller, American director (1912)
Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (1919)
John Derek, American actor and photographer (1926)
Walter Dean Myers, American writer (1937)
George Hamilton, American actor (1939)
Mark Knopfler, English musician (Dire Straits) (1949)
Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor (1956)
Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1960)
Roy Hay, English musician (Culture Club) (1961)
Peter Krause, American actor (1965)
Pete Sampras, American tennis player (1971)
Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer (1972)
Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist (1973)
Casey Affleck, American actor (1975)
Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater (1979)
Djibril Cissé, French footballer (1981)
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer (1983)
Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer (1990)

They left us one 12 August

James Russell Lowell, American poet (1891)
Thomas Mann, German writer, Nobel Price in Literature (1955)
James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize (1955)
Ian Fleming, English writer, Naval Intelligence Officer, creator of James Bond (1964)
Karl Ziegler, German chemist, Nobel laureate (1973)
Ernst Boris Chain, English biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1979)
Henry Fonda, American actor (1982)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, American artist (1988)
William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (1989)
Loretta Young, American actress (2000)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed