August 12–National Day, Birthday and Important Past Event

August 12 2023 is Saturday. Holidays & Observances, National and Special Days, Major Past Events, Zodiac Sign, Birthday of Celebrity & famous personalities on this date

Holidays, Observances of Special Day & National Day on August 12

Find out about important past events, festivals, funny, weird, national days, special days & Holidays happening around the world in different countries on this day

  • 224th day of the Gregorian Calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Leo
  • World Elephant Day
  • International Youth Day
  • National Vinyl Record Day
  • National Middle Child Day
  • The Queen’s Birthday- Thailand
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Past events and historical events on August 12

  • 1990-The largest dinosaur fossil is found by American palaeontologist Sue Hendrickson.
  • 1981-The IBM Personal Computer IBM 5150 is stocked in stores for the first time with had no disk drives and sold for about $1500.
  • 1976-About 3000 refugees are killed during a massacre at a Palestinian refugee camp in the outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 1964 South Africa Barred from the Olympic Games and was not allowed back into the Olympics in 1992 after 28 years suspension.
  • 1883-The last quagga dies in captivity at the Natura Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
  • 1877-Mars’ moon Deimos is discovered by American astronomer Asaph Hall.

Famous Personalities & Celebrities Birthday on August 12

Famous Celebrities birthdays on 12th August– Lakeith Stanfield, Rebecca Gayheart, Casey Affleck and Maggie Lawson, George Hamilton, Mark Knopfler, Bruce Greenwood, Roy Hay, Michael Ian Black, Yvette Nicole Brown
  • 1990-Mario Balotell-Italian footballer
  • 1983-Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Dutch footballer
  • 1949-Mark Knopfler English guitarist, producer, composer, singer-songwriter
  • 1930-George SorosHungarian /American financier, philanthropist, businessman
  • 1924-Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq-6th President of Pakistan

Indian Famous Celebrities whose Birthday on August 12

  • Sara Ali Khan – Indian actress who works in Hindi films
  • Sayyeshaa – Indian film actress who mostly appears in Tamil films
  • Ghibran – Indian composer
  • Kaushik Ghatak – Indian director
  • Sitaram Yechury – Indian politician
  • Siddaramaiah – Indian politician
  • Babu Namboothiri – Indian film and TV actor
FAQ / People Also
1. Which Day is 12th August 2023?
  • 12th August is Saturday
  • 224th day of the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Leo
2. Special Day on August 12?
  • World Elephant Day – World Elephant Day is observed annually on August 12 to draw attention to the fact that approximately 100 African elephants are slaughtered by poachers every day.
  • International Youth Day – The United Nations has recognised June 20 as International Youth Day (IYD), a day of awareness. The day’s goal is to raise awareness of a particular set of social, cultural, and legal issues involving youth. On August 12, 2000, the first IYD was observed. International Youth Day, which was instituted on the advice of the World Conference of Ministers, offers a chance to recognise youthful talent and seeks to address problems that young people confront.
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