What Happened on May 12, 1925

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

Famous Birthdays

  • John Simon, theater critic (NY Times)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Tony Hancock, actor (Rebel, Wrong Box), born in Birmingham, England

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71
  • Amy Lowell, American poet (b. 1874)
  • Amy Lowell, writer, dies at 51
  • Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer, dies at 82