On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1912

Historical Events

  • 15 young women are fired by Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia for dancing the "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break
  • Ballets Russes premieres their ballet L'apr├Ęs-midi d'un faune (The Afternoon of a Faun) in Paris, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky

Famous Birthdays

  • Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • Jan Hanlo, Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque), born in Bandung, Dutch East Indies (d. 1969)
  • Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], history teacher and French resistance member, born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
1912 Highlights

About May 29, 1912

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini