On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1912

Historical Events

  • 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4

Famous Birthdays

  • Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1983)
  • Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2001)

Person of interestPhil Silvers

Phil Silvers, American comedian and actor (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)

Comedian and Actor Phil Silvers
Comedian and Actor
Phil Silvers

1912 Highlights

About May 11, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus