This Day in History on 12 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 12 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

World Elephant Day (International)

Important Events

1676 – Praying Indian John Alderman shoots and kills Metacomet, the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip’s War.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1918 – Guy Gibson, Anglo-Indian commander and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944)

1919 – Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist and academic (d. 1971)

1948 – Siddaramaiah, Indian lawyer and politician, 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka

1972 – Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer

1987 – Vanessa Watts, West Indian cricketer

1994 – Sara Ali Khan, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

2016 – Juan Pedro de Miguel, Spanish handball player (b. 1958)


2017 – Bryan Murray, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1942)

2019 – DJ Arafat, Ivoirian DJ and singer (b. 1986)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History