On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1921

Historical Events

  • National Hospital Day 1st observed in the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Edvard Mirzoyan, Armenian composer, born in Gori, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • Giovanni Benelli, archbishop (Florence)/Papal candidate
  • Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter
  • Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist
  • Joseph Beuys, German avant-garde painter/politician

Famous Deaths

  • Emilia Pardo Bazán, Spanish countess and writer (Pascual López: Autobiography of a Medical Student), dies at 68
1921 Highlights

About May 12, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus