On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1921

Historical Events

  • National Hospital Day 1st observed in the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • (Otis W.) "Joe" Maphis, American session and country music guitarist ("Dim Lights"), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • Edvard Mirzoyan, Armenian composer, born in Gori, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • Giovanni Benelli, Italian archbishop (Florence) and Papal candidate
  • Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter
  • Joseph Beuys, German avant-garde painter (Fluxus, movement), born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1986)

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? 100 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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