On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • National Hospital Day 1st observed in the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Edvard Mikcaeli Mirzoyan, composer
  • 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