On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1917

Historical Events

  • 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
  • 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6

Famous Birthdays

  • Andries Antonie Rieu, Dutch conductor (Maastricht Symphony Orchestra, 1949-80), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1992)
1917 Highlights

About May 12, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus