On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1920

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Maurice Ravel's ballet "La Valse" premieres in Paris

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Kida, Japanese-American comics artist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75
  • Paul LacĂ´me, French composer, dies at 82
1920 Highlights

About December 12, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius